Coroner IDs body found near Aurora dumpster

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AURORA, Colo. – The Coroner has identified the body that was found near an Aurora dumpster Wednesday

Marcellus Xavier Scott, 22, was found near the dumpster in the 12100 block of East Iliff Avenue Wednesday morning.

Initially police called his death “suspicious,” but the coroner reported he likely died of exposure to the cold.

Scott was not homeless, the coroner said. A final determination of a cause of death will come after toxicology tests.

Lows Tuesday into Wednesday were in the single digits.

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