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Man found dead in trash can

Phenix City police are awaiting results on an autopsy being conducted on an elderly Phenix City man whose body was discovered by his daughter Friday evening in a large garbage can outside his residence.

The body of Jimmie Lee Williams, 75, was found fully clothed in the trash can near the 705 9th Ave. South residence about 4 p.m. Friday, said Capt. Frank Ivey with the Phenix City Police Department.

The body was sent to Montgomery for an autopsy, Ivey said.

"It's possibly a natural death," Ivey said Monday. "He had been reported missing the day before. We are awaiting results."

He said Williams was known to have health problems. He lived there with his wife and possibly another family member, Ivey said.

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