Man dies in backyard

June 3, 2009 3:13:27 PM PDT
Raleigh police are investigating the death of a man in the backyard of a house on Oates Drive.Ernest Garrett - who was in his 80s - apparently fell into a septic tank.

Neighbors say Garrett's home was not on the city sewer system, and he cleaned the system regularly. They also said he had heart problems.

Investigators are trying to determine if he fell, or had some kind of health emergency.

The investigation continues.


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