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State trooper found dead died from heart attack

– An autopsy has determined that an Indiana State Trooper found dead in his home only weeks before his scheduled retirement had succumbed to a heart attack.

A friend found Corporal Michael J. Capicik unresponsive in the bathroom of his Terre Haute home Friday afternoon and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

State Police said an autopsy had been scheduled to be performed Tuesday, but it was completed Saturday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

The Tribune-Star reports ( that Vigo County Coroner Dr. Susan Amos determined that the 52-year-old Capicik had died from a heart attack. The manner of his death was listed as natural causes.

Capicik had been scheduled to retire in mid-January after 28 years of service with State Police.


Information from: Tribune-Star,