Victim in suspicious death ID’d as McPherson man

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — Police in the central Kansas town of McPherson have identified a man found dead outside a storage shed as a 26-year-old resident of the community.

The death of Ernest Charles Miller is being investigated as suspicious, although police have not yet classified it as a homicide.

Miller’s identity was released Friday, one day after two people passing by spotted the body. The McPherson Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1dB6Fuv ) an autopsy concluded Miller died of blunt trauma and suffocation.

Police had also been looking for Miller’s car and found it Thursday night at his home.

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Information from: The McPherson (Kan.) Sentinel, http://www.mcphersonsentinel.com

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