Toxicology report key in death ruling

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By Patrick Yost

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Authorities are waiting for the results of a state medical examiner autopsy before they release the cause of death for a Madison man who died in the height of Hurricane Irma.

According to Sgt. Scott Pitocchelli, Tyrone Williams, 46, of Madison, died sometime between 11:45 p.m. on Sept. 11, and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 12.

Pitochelli said Williams’ shirtless and shoeless body was found in the backyard of an East Washington Street residence.

Williams had last been seen, witnesses told officers, around 11:30 p.m. inside an East Washington Street residence.

That residence was several houses away from where the body was found, Pitocchelli said.

A person examining the area for storm damage found Williams’ body. His shirt and shoes were located at the house in which he had last been seen, Pitocchelli said.

Williams’ body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation State Crime Lab by Morgan County Coroner Adam Carter.

“It’s still too early to rule on a cause of death,” said Pitocchelli, “but we don’t suspect any foul play.”

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