The Georgia crime lab has determined that long-time Danielsville resident Cecil Hart died of natural causes, according to police chief Brenan Baird.
Hart, 74, was found deceased in his dilapidated, overgrown home on Wagner Lane next door to the Madison County E-911 office on Feb. 5. His death came under some suspicion since there was an ongoing criminal case in which Hart and both his sisters, who lived in the home with him, were victims.
His body was found when Baird and a state adult protection services worker went to the home to check on Hart’s youngest sister, who was declared a ward of the state last summer. Baird said Hart had passed away sometime after 3 p.m. the previous afternoon when he spoke with him.
The home was cordoned off with crime tape and sealed until an investigation could be completed.
“I would rather treat it that way now, than miss something and have to go back later,” Baird said at the time.
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