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VANDALIA, Ill. (KSDK) – A man was found dead in the hallway in the Central High Apartments early Saturday morning after the complex was evacuated due to a fire.

Police first received reports of the fire at 12:39 a.m. The victim was found collapsed in the hall area of the first floor, and pronounced dead by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen a short time later. The victim hasn't been identified.

An autopsy is scheduled for May 12, and authorities hope to determine the cause of death and the victim's identity.

The fire remains under investigation.

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