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The Rice Lake Police Department recently investigated the death of a man found in a later stage of decomposition in his home while his wife sat in a recliner next to the body, insisting that he was sleeping.

According to a news release from the Police Department, officers responded to 303 Reuter Ave. at approximately 4:51 p.m. on Monday to check the welfare of a man identified as E.K. after a neighbor reported smelling a strong odor coming from inside the house.

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