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Alcohol called factor in man's death
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MONTICELLO - An Argyle man found unresponsive in a barn in Washington township died around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gerry L. Roper, 46, was pronounced dead at Monroe Clinic after Green County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to a farm at N5164 County N, according to Lt. Rodney Hicks.

Hicks said Monticello First Response and the Green County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and administered first aid to Roper. He was taken to Monroe Clinic and later pronounced dead.

In a news release issued this morning, Hicks said alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the incident.

Green County Sheriff Randy Roderick said Roper was found by another person who was working on the farm at the time. Roderick said there are no indications of foul play. An autopsy is planned for today, he added.