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Cause of death for man found in dumpster not yet available

An autopsy was conducted on the body of a man found in a dumpster in Collinsville on Monday but the cause of death was not yet available, the Madison County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday.

Douglas Delashmit, 48, who was known to collect recyclable items from trash bins, was identified as the victim.

Kelly Rogers, chief investigator for the coroner’s office, said preliminary autopsy results did not reveal a cause of death and further testing will be conducted.

Delashmit’s body was found in a dumpster at Stow-A-Way on Business Center Court off Illinois 157.

Delashmit’s death is not related to the death of 27-year-old Zachary S. Schellenberg, whose body was found of Illinois 159 in Collinsville last week, police said. Foul play is not suspected in either death.

Rogers said the Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville is handling arrangements for Delashmit, who lived in unincorporated Collinsville.

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