Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Meridian man, whose body was found Thursday morning behind a business on Highway 45 North, police said.
A person walking by the Sho-Nuff Clean Car Wash discovered the body on the ground behind the carwash and called the Meridian Police Department. The carwash is located next to Meridian Pawn at the corner of 22nd Street and Highway 45 North.
MPD Capt. Dean Harper said officers responding to the call arrived at about 8 a.m. The deceased man was identified as 67-year-old Arthur Sealman.
Detectives put up crime scene tape to cordon off the area while Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler examined the body.
"We always start each incident such as this as a homicide until we can be assured there was no foul play," Harper said.
After a half hour, detectives and Cobler determined that the man was not a victim of foul play.
"We believe the man's death is a result of natural causes," Harper said later. "He had his wallet still on him and there were no indications he had been shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death."
Harper said an autopsy in Jackson has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.