Philipsburg — On Monday at approximately 07.00 a.m. Police, Detectives and paramedics were sent by the Emergency Dispatch to an apartment building located on Peterson Drive in Simpson bay to investigate a case involving a man that was lying on the ground and was not showing any signs of life.
On the scene the investigating officers encountered the lifeless body of the victim. According to a witness the victim is staying on the second floor of the same apartment building.
Another witness stated that the victim and he had gone out the night before to watch a game at a sports bar. The victim had too much to drink and was quite intoxicated. He could not get up the stairs by himself and was too heavy to help go up the stairs. The victim was left sitting on the stairs to sober up.
A medical doctor came to the scene and pronounced the death of the victim. It is still unclear what the exact cause of death is at this time and there are no signs of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.
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