Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose announced that no foul play was expected in the Feb. 2 death of Hardy resident Charles Hall.
According to the incident report obtained from the Hardy Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence in Hardy by the victim's brother regarding him being passed out over a steering wheel. When Rose arrived he noticed a vehicle sitting in the driveway, running, with the brake lights and heater on. He said the victim was slumped over and leaning to the right. After he discovered there was no pulse, Rose called the ambulance and coroner to the scene.
The victim, Charles Hall, 85, of Hardy died of an apparent heart attack. Hall's brother Lawrence Scott told authorities that Hall left his home around 10:30 that morning and no one had heard from him. Rose said there were no footprints in the snow from the passenger side and the interior of the vehicle and Hall's clothing were undisturbed. The report states that it appeared Hall had suffered a heart attack and had been sitting in the car for several hours before his brother discovered him.