Man Found Dead In The Snow

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CHAMPAIGN, IL- A Champaign man was found dead in the snow early Friday morning.

Deputies say 50 year-old E. Allen Verchota III was found down the block from his home on Briar Hill Drive. Police say a man scooping snow reported finding Verchota in the street.

Deputies suspect Verchota had been drinking and may have been outside for several hours before being found. There were no obvious signs of criminal activity.

The Champaign News-Gazette reports that Verchota was an attorney with an office in Champaign but he had not been working recently.

In autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

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