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Foul Play Not a Factor in Death of Hillsboro Man Found in Creek

There are more details on last week’s death of the man found in the creek by the Hillsboro Lion’s Club and Hillsboro High School. The forensic autopsy of 33-year-old Joshua Ernst of Hillsboro, was completed at Memorial Medical center by a board approved forensic pathologist the coroner’s office contracts. The findings of the autopsy are consistent with the multiple hours of video surveillance that were obtained and viewed by investigators. Currently there is no criminal element of this tragic incident, Ernst is seen alone entering the creek multiple times on video. Toxicology is pending before a final conclusion is met. The investigation is ongoing by the Hillsboro Police Department and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.