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Warren Co. man's death was due to medical issues, no longer considered 'suspicious'

The death was being investigated by the Major Case Squad
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WARREN COUNTY, Mo. — A 48-year-old man was found dead by a friend late Saturday morning in Warren County, Missouri, authorities said.

The man's death in the 26000 block of Ridge Trail Drive was called "suspicious" by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, a group made up of investigators from more than 100 law enforcement agencies in the St. Louis area.

After an investigation, the Medical Examiner's Office determined the man suffered from medical issues with contributed to his death. He was identified as Jerry A. Ard Jr. 

The death has been reclassified the incident from a suspicious death to a sudden death.

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