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Police: No foul play in death of Schuylerville man

Friday, June 27, 2014
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— State Police said no foul play was involved in the unattended death of a 62-year-old village man Thursday.

Investigators said Timothy Abele, 62, suffered from “several medical issues” and that an autopsy showed his death was not suspicious. The exact cause is pending further investigation,

Abele was found by a female companion in his Pearl Street home and pronounced dead by the county coronor Thursday. The companion was detained and questioned at length, but ultimately released following his autopsy.

State police spokesman Mark Ciepel said an autopsy performed on Abele revealed nothing out of the ordinary. He said there is no indication of trauma or wounds that would suggest a homicide.

“An autopsy showed the manner of death is not suspicious,” he said Friday, “And there were a host medical issues as well.

Ciepel said the Abele's cause of death and the investigation will remain ongoing, pending a toxicology exam. For now, he said there's no reason to believe Abele's death resulted from foul play.

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