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Man Dies Attempting To Break Into Ex-Wife's Home

Last updated on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

(LAFAYETTE) - Police say man who attempted to enter his ex-wife’s Lafayette home through a basement window got stuck and suffocated.

John Matthys' body was found Sunday evening by a neighbor who was watching the house for Matthys' ex-wife. Matthys' ex-wife was not home at the time.

Investigators believe the 56-year-old man became stuck while trying to enter the house feet first through a basement window. His body may have been stuck in the window for up to a day before it was discovered.

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