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      No Crime Suspected in Death of 77-Year-Old Panhandle Man

      Authorities are investigating the death of a 77-year-old man who was found by his wife under a four-wheeler ATV in a pasture about 20 miles southwest of Chadron.

      Dawes County authorities say no crime is suspected in the death of Garold "Toad" Smith, who was custodian for years at the Dawes County Courthouse in Chadron.

      His wife told investigators that he was unresponsive when she found him around 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

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