St. Joseph County Deputy Coroner Dr. Edward S. SHELLEY has given a ruling of natural causes in the death of Littleton J. TYLER, 63, of 2418 Bertrand St., whose body was found Monday morning lying along the roadbed of the Penn Central Railroad tacks behind the 2800 block of W. Sample St. Tyler's body was found about 10:15 a.m. by an employee who worked in the nearby industrial area. An autopsy was performed Monday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. [South Bend Indiana].
Tyler's family had reported him missing since Saturday night. Shelley said that Tyler's body could have been where it was found since the time he was reported missing on Saturday, although no positive determination was possible. He added that he ruled out all possibility of foul play.
Police said that one of the rear tires on Tyler's auto had been burned off its rim. Investigators speculated that Tyler may have suffered a heart attack while walking away from the auto after he was unable to drive it out of the deep mud.
Clark's Funeral Chapel in in charge of arrangements.
South Bend Tribune Tuesday January 23, 1973 page 34 - local obituaries
[I am not related and am not researching this family. Information was discovered in old newspaper I have]