The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Richland teen, whose body was discovered early Sunday morning, Feb. 17.
William E. Posten, 18, was found dead at his home at approximately 6 a.m. by a family member. Posten was last seen during the early morning hours after returning home from a social gathering in a nearby town.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long, there was no noticeable trauma to the victim's body. Authorities have formulated a possible cause of death, which will most likely rule out foul play.
Pulaski County Coroner Mikel Hartness responded to the scene and made the official death ruling. An autopsy will be performed, at which time the cause of death will be determined.