MATTOON -- The death of an Arcola man who was found deceased Friday evening behind a business in Mattoon has been attributed to natural causes.

Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said the man died while parked in his vehicle at the Triple Nickel Saloon, 1800 Dewitt Ave. 

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Once authorities were called to the scene, Schniers said he subsequently found that the man had been battling cancer and that natural causes led to his death.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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