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Man Found Dead at Gathering of Juggalos

Body of 24-year-old discovered in tent

August 10, 2013 4:06 PM ET
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A 24-year-old man was found dead at the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois on Friday. According to St. Louis' Riverfront Times, the man's body was discovered in a tent where four others were sleeping.

Sources told the Riverfront Times that the man had approached the owner of the tent a few hours earlier saying he felt sick and asking for a place to sleep. The four others in the tent were already sleeping as the man lay down beside them. When the owner of the tent returned to check on his guest at 2 p.m., he found his body cold. A heroin overdose is reportedly suspected.

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The Southern Illinoisan newspaper confirmed with the Hardin County Coroner that a 24-year-old man had died at the festival. His identity has not been released, and the Coroner and Illinois State Police are investigating the death.

Nine suspected drug overdoses had been reported at this year's Gathering as of Friday morning, according to the Southern Illinoisan, along with three arrests, including one for aggravated battery and one for felony drug possession.

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