The cause and manner of the death of Christopher Martin Schlechte, a Baton Rouge man whose body was found decomposed outside his residence at 1050 Waverly Drive last month, were both labeled “undetermined,” East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William “Beau” Clark said Friday.
Schlechte, 48, was discovered by a utility worker on June 16. His body had been “skeletonized,” having deteriorated in the outdoor heat, Clark said.
The man was identified some 10 days after he was found by using dental records. Clark said the autopsy results are final, unless any new information comes to light, which is unlikely, he said.
The coroner added investigators ruled out skeletal trauma as a possible contributor to Schlechte’s death. It’s possible he died of natural causes, Clark said.