Windsor

Researcher's sudden death 'not foul play,' police say

A 33-year-old from Slovakia was found dead Wednesday night outside his home on Donnelly Street in Windsor's west end.

An autopsy will be performed today on the body of an international researcher working for the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

The 33-year-old from Slovakia was found dead Wednesday night outside his home on Donnelly Street in Windsor's west end.

His landlord, Mike Cardinal, said the man had been living in the house for a year with some other men doing grad work.

"Being graduates, all these guys really focus on their studies. They're very intense. So yeah, he was quiet, very polite guy, not a partier, very responsible guy," Cardinal said.

The man's body was found face-down at the bottom of the porch in the backyard. A neighbour made the discovery.

"Other than what appears to basic trauma from falling, there are no obvious signs of trauma," Windsor Police staff Sgt. Dave Kigar said. "It doesn't appear to be a case of foul play. There are no suspects at this time."

Cardinal, said the man was researching genetics. He had just spoken to him the day before he died.

"He was feeling great about the work that he was doing here, and then this tragedy turns around," Cardinal said. "Our hearts go to the family."