Cause of death of Mosses man found lying in field determined to be “natural”

Published 7:15 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office reports that the cause of death in connection to the body of a Mosses man found lying in a field in December was “natural” and that the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is now considering the case “closed.”

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In December, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jeremy Marvin said, “On Friday Dec. 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a body (lying) in the middle of a field near the intersection of County Road 2 and Main Street in Mosses, Ala.”

He said at the time, “When deputies and Investigators arrived, a black male subject who was identified as Edward McCall, 60 years of age, and resident of Mosses, Ala., was found deceased on the ground in the grass.” And, Marvin said, “At this time it is unknown if there is any foul play.”

Marvin also said at the time that the body had been sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. And he said the case was being worked as a death investigation until the report from the medical examiner returns to his office.

Today, Thursday, Jan. 26, Marvin informed The Lowndes Signal, “In reference to the story you had on the death investigation that we are working, I finally got the autopsy report back from the state. They reported that (the) cause of death was natural.”

He confirmed this was in reference to the case of Edward McCall, 60, of Mosses.

Marvin said the cause of death was reported to be “’From “Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease’ or more commonly known as (Atherosclerosis).’”

He said, “The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is now considering this case closed.”