MARYSVILLE, Ohio — A Union County Coroner has determined a 50-year-old man found in the freezer of a Marysville United Dairy Farmers in July died of natural causes. 

Colin Cole, who worked at the convenience store, was found in the freezer by the store’s morning shift manager and pronounced dead by emergency responders on July 7. 

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An autopsy report from the Union County Coroner released Wednesday confirmed Cole died from cardiovascular disease. 

The manager told officers Cole had been scheduled to work the overnight shift on the day he was found. Surveillance video obtained from the store shows Cole clocking out at 1 a.m., but returning ten minutes later. According to a release from the coroner, Cole slowly wandered around the store before heading toward the freezer at 1:16 a.m. 

The freezer door was ajar when the manager found Cole, a police report said. An investigation into the incident determined no foul play was involved. 

According to family, Cole had a history of asthma, smoking, and possibly COPD. 

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