Preliminary autopsy results have been released for a man who was found deceased at the Happy Acres Trailer Park over the weekend. According to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department, Coronor Skip Smith has tentatively ruled that Ivan Laster, Sr., 61, died from natural causes. Laster, Sr. was found in the road outside his home Saturday afternoon.
Pending results of toxicology tests conducted during an autopsy held late this morning in Columbia, Coroner Skip Smith has tentatively determined Saturday’s death of a rural Sedalia man to be from natural causes.
Ivan Laster, Sr was found deceased in the road outside his home in the Happy Acres Trailer Park just after noon on Saturday. A Nixle alert and Crime Stoppers release was later issued, requesting persons with information about Mr. Laster’s whereabouts to contact the sheriff’s office. Multiple calls were received, and Sheriff Kevin Bond expresses his thanks to those callers, which helped deputies in their investigation