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No cause of death determined for body found in sewer line

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 09:42:47-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in mid-Michigan still are unsure of how a 33-year-old man whose decomposing body was found in a sewer line died.

The Lansing State Journal reports that a second autopsy has not provided answers in the death of Danny Lee Tamez.

Lansing police spokesman Bob Merritt says the case remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected. A medical examiner ruled the cause of death as undetermined and the manner of death indeterminate.

Tamez' body was found Aug. 21 about a half-mile (0.8-kilometers) from the Grand River during a routine check of the sewer system. The Lansing man was reported missing after police asked the public's help in identifying the remains.