LANCASTER — Garrard County officials are awaiting results to explain the death of a man that went missing last week.
Christian Robinette, 41, of Lancaster was reported missing by his wife, Renee Vest, about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday, after the couple had been arguing.
An investigation by the Garrard County Sheriff's Office led to Robinette's storage unit at Eastside Storage Thursday afternoon.
Inside the unit, they found Robinette dead in his pickup truck.
Garrard County Coroner Daryl Hodge said Robinette was lying down in the front seat in a sleeping position with his head at the passenger side and his feet near the steering wheel.
The truck’s keys were sitting on the dash.
Robinette was pronounced dead at 5:05 p.m., but Hodge said he appeared to have been dead for several days.
Hodge said there didn’t appear to be any sign of foul play and Robinette’s body was transported to Frankfort for an autopsy.
About 2 p.m. today, Hodge was informed officials were leaning toward carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of death, but they will have to wait two weeks on a toxicology test to be sure.
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