SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A coroner said an apparently homeless man whose body was found partially covered with snow in a wooded area north of Springfield likely died of the cold.
Greene County Medical Examiner Tom Van De Berg said the man had been dead a few days when some homeless people who were looking for a place to camp discovered his body Thursday behind a Waffle House restaurant.
He was identified Monday as 58-year-old Andrew Rodiger.
The Springfield News-Leader reported De Berg said there was no sign of obvious injury or foul play. He said given last week's bitter cold, hypothermia appears to be a cause or contributing factor in the man's death.