51-Year-Old Superior Man's Death Ruled an Accident

The area where 51-year-old Jack Cotrell's body was found in October. The area where 51-year-old Jack Cotrell's body was found in October.  |  Photo: WDIO/File

November 29, 2017 07:08 PM

Authorities have ruled the death of a 51-year-old Superior man, whose body was found on October 24, an accident with a cause of "methamphetamine toxicity."  

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The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office located the body of Jack Cotrell in a swampy area near Stark Rd and N Ugstad Rd in Midway Township outside of Proctor.

Cotrell had not been seen or heard from since October 1, according to authorities. Family and friends had learned of his possible involvement with theft of copper wire from the Canadian National railyard in Proctor. Authorities determined that Cotrell was likely in the area after interviewing people that he had been with. 

Investigators believe Cotrell was crossing a swamp to avoid detection after he was observed by railyard employees.

Authorities say the investigation into Cotrell's death found no evidence of foul play with regards to his actual death.



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