FULTON, Ill. — An elderly man was found dead in Fulton on Tuesday.

Fulton police confirmed that a newspaper carrier reported discovering an unconscious body while delivering newspapers in Fulton on Tuesday morning. Fulton police later confirmed the elderly male was deceased.

Police Chief Dave Bartels said the body is in the possession of the Whiteside County Coroner’s Office. Information concerning the man's identity and where the body was found will be released after his next of kin can be located and notified, police said. Authorities did say the man was a long-time Fulton resident.

Bartels reported that no foul play is suspected. He said the man had died within 24 hours of the body being found.

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