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FedEx worker found dead outside Illinois delivery hub

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 18:30:12-05

EAST MOLINE, Illinois —  Police say weather played a part in the death of a FedEx worker whose body was found outside of an Illinois delivery hub Thursday amid sub-zero temperatures.

The worker, a 69-year-old man, was found dead at FedEx Freight in East Moline, according to Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson.

Captain Darren Gault from the East Moline Police Department said another FedEx employee found the worker’s body between two semi tractors.  The discovery was reported around 9:30 a.m.

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The East Moline Police Department removed his body from the scene Thursday morning.  Gustafson said authorities weren’t sure how long the body had been there before it was found.

Captain Gault said there were no significant signs of foul play.

Gustafson said the cause of death was unknown; an autopsy was scheduled for Monday, February 4.

An investigation was underway, with authorities making use of security cameras around the FedEx facility.