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Published December 10, 2009, 10:04 AM

UPDATE: Police ID man found dead on rural Ellsworth farm

Pierce County officials have released the name of a man found dead outside his home Wednesday just north of Ellsworth.

Pierce County officials have released the name of a man found dead outside his home Wednesday just north of Ellsworth. Although an exact cause of death has not been determined, Peter Neiderhauser's death was likely medically related, Pierce County Sheriff's Department Investigator Mike Waltz said.

Authorities say the death doesn't appear to be related to cold weather. No foul play is suspected.

Neiderhauser, 66, was found shortly after 1 p.m. Dec. 9 near a barn on the farm about four miles northeast of the village of Ellsworth. Deputies and the Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service responded to the call.

Neiderhauser was pronounced dead at about 2 p.m. by Deputy Medical Examiner Jane Drazkowski.

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