The Auburn Police Department has closed its investigation into the death of a 39-year-old man whose body was found outside an Auburn home last fall.
Auburn Police Captain James Moore said an autopsy ruled that the death of Joshua Taro was accidental. His death was initially deemed suspicious after a passerby discovered Taro's body on the front lawn of 59 N. Fulton St. in October.
At the time, police said Taro — a longtime resident of Auburn — had suffered facial injuries consistent with an assault. Police later learned he had been in a fight outside Jitz's Tavern a few hours before he was found deceased.