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BREAKING NEWS - Magnet man found dead in field from apparent ATV accident

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By The Staff

MAGNET - An autopsy is scheduled today for a man found dead Sunday in a field along Unison Road near Magnet.

The body of Eric Williams, 40, of Magnet was found next to his all-terrain vehicle several feet from the roadway's edge in a neighbor's field, police said.

The property owner's son-in-law saw tracks leading from the road into a cornfield early Sunday morning but didn't stop, thinking someone drove into the field and left.

He passed by the same area that afternoon and followed the tracks and found the ATV on its side. Next to it was Williams' body, facedown on the ground.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is handling the investigation. First Sgt. Phil Schuetter was on the scene Sunday evening.

Perry County EMS, the coroner's office and members of the county's rescue squad assisted at the scene.