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Authorities identify man dead in portable toilet

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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities have identified a man whose decomposed body was found inside a portable toilet at a Lake St. Clair boat launching site.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports police in St. Clair Shores say 63-year-old Gary Roger Szarek was a former resident of nearby Grosse Pointe Woods. Police made the identification through a combination of fingerprints, cellphone records and other information.

Earlier released autopsy results found that he died of hypothermia. Police say he may have been homeless and may have used the toilet for shelter during the frigid, snowy winter.

The body was found Saturday at the municipal boat launch, about 10 miles northeast of Detroit. The restroom had been closed since the fall.

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