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Fremont body identified

Sandusky Register Staff • Jul 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

A Fremont man was apparently immersed in auto-erotic activity when he died inside his Morrison Street home this week, according to Fremont police.

Cody Jackson, 35, was found dead inside his home in the 100 block of Morrison St. just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

Police immediately deemed the death suspicious, although on Thursday they said it appears "the cause of death is accidental, and at this time it is no longer being investigated as a homicide."

An occasional resident of the home arrived at about 1:48 a.m. Wednesday and found Jackson's body in a bedroom. Police initially said they could not identify the body, and they could not even determine if it was a man or a woman.

The body was sent to the Lucas County coroner's office for an autopsy, the results of which came back Thursday morning.

Sandusky County coroner John Wukie has yet to sign the death certificate listing an official cause of death.

In a release, Fremont police said Jackson was home alone in his bedroom, engaged in auto-erotic activity. He was wearing panty hose, but he had also covered himself in several layers of plastic wrap from his knees to the top of his head, police said.

The door to the bedroom was blocked from the inside by material until the body was discovered.

"During the initial investigation, we elected to not unwrap the body to preserve evidence, and so were previously unable to determine identity," the released stated. "No sign of a struggle or injury were found on his body during the autopsy."  

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