Hiker found dead in Va. was suffocated

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ROANOKE, Va. – An autopsy has concluded that an Indiana man
whose body was found off the Appalachian Trail in Virginia was
suffocated.

The body of Scott Lilly of South Bend was found Aug. 12 in
Amherst County by hikers. The News & Advance
of Lynchburg says the Roanoke medical examiner released the cause
of death on Friday.

Lilly’s remains were discovered just off the trail in the Mount
Pleasant National Scenic Area east of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The FBI calls the death suspicious. The agency is investigating
because the body was found on federal lands.

Hikers who had seen Lilly said he was traveling along and toting
a lot of gear.
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Information from: The News & Advance,
http://www.newsadvance.com/