Octogenarian found dead inside snow-covered car in LaSalle

An 88-year-old man was found dead inside a snow-covered car Thursday in LaSalle.

Police were called to 16th Ave. near Centrale St. shortly before 8:00 A.M.

Investigators believe the man may have fallen ill while trying to remove snow from around the car, and sat down inside to take a break shortly before he died.

An autopsy will be needed to confirm the exact cause of death.

More details to come.