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Library officials say man's body missed in bathroom

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The 13abc I-Team has a follow up about a man's body found inside a local library.  Larry Schweinhagen's body was found inside the Sanger Branch library Monday morning, leaving some unanswered questions.  

Schweinhagen's body was discovered inside a bathroom stall before the library opened for business Monday morning.  Library officials believe the man died of natural causes, but that's not been officially ruled by the coroner.  Library officials declined to do an on camera interview with 13abc about the matter.

Around 7:10am Monday morning, a custodian found Schweinhagen's body while doing normal, opening rounds at the Sanger branch.  Police and the Lucas County coroner's office were called.

According to the coroner's office, an exterior viewing was done Tuesday and they did not find anything suspicious about the death of Schweinhagen, listed by police as living on Main Street in Toledo.

So as to how Schweinhagen was missed Sunday night, a library spokesperson told 13abc in an email that a person closing the building Sunday night followed their closing procedures but did not see the Schweinhagen's body in the bathroom.  Apparently the position of the body made it difficult to spot according to a library spokesperson.

13abc has been told the library is "reviewing these procedures ourselves."

So Schweinhagen's body was in the library between 5:00pm Sunday and 7:10am Monday, over 14 hours. 

The library did not open to the public until 9:00am so no patrons came in contact with the body.  Library personnel tell 13abc they are reviewing procedures. 

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