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Man found dead in silo not a worker at the company which leases property, official says

An investigation continued into the death of a man whose remains were found Saturday morning in a Fort Worth silo.
An investigation continued into the death of a man whose remains were found Saturday morning in a Fort Worth silo.

A man found dead in a silo filled with sand had not been a worker at the company which leases the property, a company official said Tuesday.

A representative of Maalt Transportation said Tuesday that Arthur West, 44, of Fort Worth, was never an employee of the Fort Worth company which provides sand solutions to oilfield companies.

West’s skeletal remains were found Saturday morning in the silo, police said.

A ruling has not been issued on his cause of death.

Detectives have said they do not believe foul play was involved.

Patrol officers responded to an investigation call about 10:30 a.m. Saturday at a business at 2000 S. Main St., about five blocks south of John Peter Smith Hospital.

Employees were working on filling a silo with sand on the 12th floor when it got clogged, police said.

Workers saw a measuring tape in the sand, pulled it and discovered the decomposed body, police said.

“The skeletal remains were clothed,” police spokesman Tracy Carter said in an email Monday.

Homicide detectives took over the investigation.

Police have not released any other details on the victim or what may have happened.

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