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PLATTSMOUTH – Cass County Attorney’s Office authorities released the autopsy report on local resident Marvin A. Vogler on Wednesday morning.

The autopsy report lists the cause of death as follows: hypothermia associated with combined hydrocodone, acetaminophen and diphenhydramine toxicity.

Authorities raided an illegal cockfighting operation on Vogler’s property Nov. 24. More than 30 people were arrested after investigators found a fighting ring, dead roosters, blades, syringes and more than 180 live birds.

Local authorities found the body of Vogler, 67, in a field about one-quarter mile from his residence south of Louisville on Dec. 4. Among the items located at the scene were an empty prescription pill bottle and a cell phone. Cass County Attorney Colin Palm said investigators have confirmed the pill bottle belonged to Vogler. They believe the cell phone also belonged to him.

Palm said there is no evidence indicating another person’s direct involvement in Vogler’s death at this time. Cass County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. Authorities are awaiting results of the forensic examination of the cell phone located at the scene.

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