Missing Janesville man found dead Wednesday

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Ted Sullivan
Friday, December 10, 2010
— Police hoped an autopsy Thursday night would tell them how a Janesville man died after he was reported missing three days earlier, police said.

Larry A. Krueger, 45, Janesville, had no visible injuries when he was found dead Wednesday morning behind the Willard Haus Apartments, 2707 N. Lexington Drive, Lt. Tim Hiers said.

Krueger likely died of exposure to freezing temperatures, he said.

"We don't suspect foul play," Hiers said. "We have no indication that he harmed himself."

Krueger had not been seen since Sunday, when he didn't check in with family and friends, Hiers said. Krueger was reported missing to police that night.

Police on Tuesday asked the public for help finding Krueger.

Krueger had a history of using alcohol and threatening to harm himself, Hiers said. He also had depression and mental health problems.

Krueger was found dead in a gated area that holds two trash bins near apartments, Hiers said.

He apparently had crawled through an opening in the gate.

A bottle of liquor was found in the enclosed area but not near Krueger, he said.

The autopsy and toxicology tests might reveal Krueger's cause of death, Hiers said.

Krueger's family was notified Wednesday of his death.

The case remains under investigation.

Last updated: 3:51 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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