Autopsy: Man dies of hypothermia outside church

Crime scene investigators were called to St. Michael church just before noon Jan. 22, 2016.

REMUS, Mich. (WOOD) — Autopsy results revealed that a man whose body was found outside a Mecosta County church last week died of hypothermia.

A passerby discovered the body of 30-year-old Daniel Joseph Cory in the yard of the chapel at St. Michael Catholic Church, at 8929 50th Ave. in Remus around 8 a.m. Friday.

Michigan State Police originally treated the case as a homicide because they said they didn’t have any information indicating otherwise.

However, an autopsy was conducted and revealed that Cory died as a result of hypothermia/exposure to the elements, according to a Monday press release from MSP.

It’s unclear how long the man was outside before his body was found.

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