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Police still investigating man found dead by school

By Annie Bishop, KXLY4 Reporter , annieb@kxly.com
Published On: Feb 23 2013 06:50:23 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 23 2013 08:38:03 PM CST
Police still investigating man found dead by school
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Almost a week after the body of a Spokane man was found near an elementary school, his family and detectives still have more questions than answers.

"We don't know what happened," Bob Dressel said.

On Tuesday, a newspaper carrier discovered the body of 48-year old Michael Dressel near Evergreen Elementary School in north Spokane.

"Who knows how long he laid there," Mike's dad, Bob said.

Based on Dressel's injuries The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said his death does not appear to be natural. 

Monday night deputies received several reports of a man staggering and falling down on Country Homes Blvd. 

Detectives are trying to figure out if Dressel was hit by a car or if his death was the result of falling down.

Bob Dressel said his son was enjoying retirement, having worked 20 years for Honeywell.

"It's just a big shock, at his age.  The worst part is going before for the kids go, it's a shock to us," Dressel added.

In addition to following up on tips, Detectives will be examining toxicology results and the autopsy report to piece together what happened.

Lab results could take several weeks to get back.

"We're anxious to get the answers and find out what happened," Dressel said.

If you have any information about Dressel's death or noticed anything suspicious from 10 p.m. Monday, February 18th to 5:30 a.m the next morning call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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