04/28/14 The Marshall County Coroner’s office Friday afternoon confirmed that an autopsy was conducted on a Culver man found Wednesday night in his rodent infested home. According to deputy coroner Lilly Mansfield, preliminarily determined that Moore died of natural causes. Mansfield also confirmed that the victim endured animal bites about the head and face. Final autopsy results will be available in approximately six weeks. Toxicology results are still pending.
Moore was known to have been a recluse. Currently, no next of kin have been found. According to neighbors, and confirmed when authorities entered the home, there were large amounts of trash and rats, also multiple cats and full litter boxes.
The Coroner’s Office is currently trying to obtain verification that Moore had been visited on occasion by Adult Protective Services. Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said “It is beyond imagination that anyone could have lived under these conditions for any period of time, without someone intervening.”