The body found in a vacant Alton house earlier this week has been identified.  66-year-old Larry D. Arnold of the 2,200 block of Johnson Street in Alton was found in the vacant house at 1,708 Maupin Avenue.  The cause of death is still unknown.

An autopsy has been completed, but Alton Police Lieutenant Scott Golike tells The Big Z the cause and manner of death are still pending toxicology test results and subsequent examination by an anthropologist.  

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The property in the 1,700 block of Maupin Avenue had been slated for demolition, but workers with an environmental team made the discovery Tuesday morning and called police.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Alton Police at 463-3505.


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