No charges in 1999 death of Ohio man crushed in trash bin


FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in northern Ohio has decided against bringing charges in the death of a man who was crushed after passing out in a trash bin more than 15 years ago.

This comes after a special prosecutor spent several months overseeing a new investigation into what happened.

A grand jury in Fremont met on Tuesday and declined to bring any charges in the death of Lee Naus.

The 21-year-old from Fremont was crushed to death when the bin he was sleeping in was unloaded into a garbage truck in 1999. Toxicology tests showed Naus was drunk at the time.

Sandusky County Coroner John Wukie ruled the death accidental.

The case was revived last year after an anonymous tip was received.

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