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Friday, March 15, 2019 1:00 am

Burglary suspect crushed by safe

Associated Press

MARION – Police said a suspected burglar was apparently crushed to death when a more than 900-pound antique safe fell over onto him.

The Marion Police Department said a homeowner called Tuesday to report that someone had broken into his garage. The homeowner told police a door frame had been damaged, but the garage was so cluttered he couldn't tell what might be missing. He found the body the next day while cleaning out the garage.

A statement from police said the safe had been knocked over and the suspected burglar's body was found underneath. The Marion Fire Department helped lift the safe to remove the body. Police said he was carrying identification, but his name wasn't released.