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Police ID Iowa man found dead inside portable toilet

Police ID Iowa man found dead inside portable toilet

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have identified a man whose body was been found inside a portable toilet outside the city’s Forest Avenue Library earlier this month.

Police confirmed Thursday that the body was that of 59-year-old Luis Alonso Mendoza Sandoval, the Des Moines Register reported. Sandoval was homeless, according to police. Autopsy results determining the cause of his death are still pending, officials said.

Police have said Sandoval’s body was discovered in the early-morning hours of Feb. 8 by a city snowplow driver who spotted a man’s legs sticking out of the portable toilet. Temperatures at the time hovered around 2 below zero, and the wind chill was double digits below zero.

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