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Man's frozen body found near South Pass

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy planned for Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death of a 42-year-old man whose frozen body was found at a residence near South Pass late last week.

"It is still under investigation, and at this point I'm not going to release any information until we get preliminary autopsy results," Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said Wednesday morning.

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the frozen body of Charles Carden was found outside a residence and reported to authorities at 2:33 p.m. Dec. 21.

"There is nothing outwardly suspicious about it other than the circumstances and that he was found outside," McAuslan said. "His body was frozen, and we have to figure out how it happened and why he died."

It's believed Carden was a caretaker at the residence for the winter season.

McAuslan said the autopsy was scheduled for 1 p.m. in Loveland, Colo.

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