County attorney found dead

Appanoose County Courthouse

Appanoose County Attorney Richard Scott has died. The Appanoose County Sheriff's office says Scott's body was found Friday morning.

Officers of the Centerville Police Department were asked at 10 a.m. Friday to conduct a welfare check at Scott's home in Centerville after he failed to appear at his office at the courthouse for court proceedings. Officers found Scott dead inside his home.

An investigation by Centerville Police, the Appanoose County Sheriff and the Appanoose County Medical Examiner's Office determined the 40-year-old Scott died of natural causes.

Arrangements are pending at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home in Centerville.