SEYMOUR, MO — Police in Seymour say they still cannot rule out foul play in the death of a resident of a local apartment complex. The case remains classified as a "suspicious death."
Authorities say the body of a man was found in a unit at the Seymour County Inn apartment on Route 'K' just off U.S. 60. The body, discovered by a neighbor just before noon, had visible signs of traumatic injuries. Police will confirm the man was a white male in his 40s, however a name has not been released.
Investigators spent the day combing through the apartments for clues. Residents of the complex were allowed to leave on a limited basis, and had to check in with police when they left the premises. Neighbors were also interviewed by officers throughout the day.
Seymour Police Chief Duane Sanders said the deceased male had a history of medical problems. An autopsy is scheduled for this weekend to determine if the cause of death was natural, or if foul play was indeed involved.
Sanders says County Inn is a former motel that was converted into apartments several years ago. Police have responded to several calls involving domestic disturbances and assaults at the complex over the years, but never any major crimes.
The complex is next to the newer America’s Best Value Inn. Crime scene tape extended to the active hotel’s parking lot, but the investigation did not include the new hotel.