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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Laquey man found dead

  • The identity of the deceased 27-year-old white male is being withheld pending notification to family members. The preliminary investigation has lead officials to believe the cause of death may be from a drug overdose.
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  • Early Thursday morning, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department was called to a Laquey residence located off of Highway NN, to conduct a death investigation.
    Upon arrival, deputies found a deceased male in a small mobile trailer, which was parked behind the landowner's house. The deceased is a 27-year-old white male, who was identified by friends and occupants of the main residence.
    The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification to family members.
    Pulaski County Coroner Mikel Hartness made the official death ruling at the scene.
    According to Sheriff Ronald Long, no foul play is expected and the preliminary investigation has lead officials to believe the cause of death may be from a drug overdose.
    An autopsy will be performed on the deceased, at which time the official cause of death will be determined.

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