UPDATE: Hannibal police say no foul play indicated in man's death

Posted: Mar. 15, 2013 7:52 am Updated: Mar. 29, 2013 8:15 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Police Department investigators do not believe any foul play was involved in the death of a Hannibal man whose body was found Wednesday morning in a hotel parking lot.

Lt. John Zerbonia said preliminary findings in Howard E. Miller's death  "do not indicate foul play."

Miller, 63, was found about 8 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Best Way Inn in the 600 block of Mark Twain Avenue. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

Zerbonia said a cause of death will not be determined until lab results and toxicology testing are finished, a process that might take several weeks.

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