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Manner of death ruled on St. Louis man whose body was found in Pontoon Beach

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PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

After nearly five months, authorities have ruled on the manner of death for a man found dead in Pontoon Beach. 

The Madison County coroner ruled 52 year-old Jimmie Melvin Allen Jr.'s death as "undetermined."  

Allen's was recovered from a water retention basin at Innerpark Drive and Westway Drive back in April of this year. At the time, police said there were no signs of foul play in Allen's death, but coroners are still running toxicology tests. 

Those tests later revealed that only caffeine was present during Allen's time of death. The investigation failed to provide an explanation of how Allen's body came to be in a retention pond, Madison County authorities said. 

"It would be improper to draw definitive conclusions based on the limited amount of information," Steve Nonn of Madison County said. 

The autopsy also failed to reveal any indication of foul play. 

Allen worked at the Proctor and Gamble facility within the complex of warehouses where he was later discovered. 

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