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Man found dead in Bemidji ditch died of hypothermia

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BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Police say a Bemidji man whose body was found in a ditch outside an events center died of hypothermia.

Police on Thursday identified the man as 62-year-old Allen Skiple.

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Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin tells The Bemidji Pioneer (http://bit.ly/wTtIqK ) an investigation found no indication of a crime.

Mastin says Skiple showed no signs of injuries.

Skiple's body was found Tuesday in a drainage ditch outside the Sanford Center. Neighbors last saw him on Saturday.

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Information from: Pioneer, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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