MAN DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES, AUTOPSY SAYS

CATEGORY: Miscellaneous

AUTHOR: JEFFRI

MAN DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES, AUTOPSY SAYS

An autopsy showed a Tupelo man who died while installing an air-conditioning unit Thursday died of natural causes, Lee County Medical Examiner Roy Barnett said Friday.

A state autopsy report showed that Louis “Junior” Cockrell Jr., 38, 903 Stewart St., died of a myocardial infarction or heart disease.

Electric shock had been suspected as one possible cause for the death.

Cockrell, an electrician, was installing an air-conditioning unit at a Tupelo home at 1110 Marquette St. when the incident occurred. Cockrell was pronounced dead about 1:15 p.m. Thursday at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Cynthia M. Jeffries

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