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Man found dead


A Coulee Dam man was found dead Monday about noon in Fiddle Creek, near 402 Columbia, an apparent suicide victim.

Lyle Allstot, 30, was a graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School in 2000 and a longtime employee of Harvest Foods.

Coulee Dam Police Chief Pat Collins said two children saw the body and told an adult who reported to police.

Collins said Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Curtis Flatray is the lead investigator in the case. No autopsy was planned, according to the sheriff’s office.

Collins said strangulation was the apparent cause of death.

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