Friday, February 23, 2007

Television is a natural cause

Some more Vincenzo Riccardi information.

Confirmation that a Long Island man had been dead for 13 months, seated in front of a TV set that was still on, came from dates on prescription medications and expiration dates on milk and egg cartons, police said Monday.

Investigators expect by week's end to have an official cause of death for Vincenzo Riccardi, 70, whose mummified body was found in his secluded home Thursday after he had been dead for more than a year, police said.

All evidence, including a lack of visible injuries, seems to point to a death by natural causes, so the investigation is all but over, pending autopsy results expected in the next few days, Southampton Police Det. Sgt. Randy Hintz said.

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