Saturday, January 13, 2007


Intruder suffocates in cooling vent

`A 280-pound man who tried to break into a craft and hobby store by crawling in through a cooling duct got stuck and died, authorities said.

The Missoula County coroner’s office identified the man as Kenneth Ellingson, 37, of Missoula, and said the cause of death was positional asphyxiation. [..]

Authorities said the 6-foot-tall, 280 pound man got stuck in an L-shaped portion of the duct probably around 3 a.m. or 4 a.m.’

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