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Authorities ID Man, 81, Found Dead Under Tractor

Posted at: 11/13/2012 2:20 PM
Updated at: 11/13/2012 2:25 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

nullSt. Louis County authorities are investigating the death of an 81-year-old Lakewood Township man, they say, they found dead under a tractor Tuesday morning.

The man has been identified as Lawrence Edwin Arnold, according to Supervising Dep. Steve Steblay.

Steblay told Eyewitness News the incident happened off of Parkview Road, where Arnold lived. Steblay said a neighbor called authorities after finding him around 7:15 a.m.

Steblay said Arnold was last seen Monday morning around 10:30. He said Arnold could have died anytime between Monday and Tuesday morning.

According to Steblay, Arnold did a lot of work with his tractor and had been pulling down trees for a neighbor. Steblay said preliminary evidence suggests Arnold was in the process of dragging some bigger trees when the tractor rolled over on top of him.