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Autopsy to determine how Air Force officer died

MONTGOMERY (AP) — An autopsy is planned on the body of Air Force Maj. William Boettcher to determine his cause of death.

The 38-year-old officer had been missing since Sept. 20 when his body was found Thursday in his car behind a vacant building off U.S. 331 in Montgomery County, said Sheriff D.T. Marshall.

Boettcher worked at Maxwell Air Force Base where he taught at Air Command and Staff College at Air University.

The officer’s family and the police department Wednesday had asked for the public’s help in finding Boettcher. He had a medical condition that could be life threatening if he wasn’t found quickly, according to the statement.

Gen. Jimmie Jackson, commandant of the Air Command and Staff College, visited the family Thursday night with his wife and a base chaplain when they received official notification of Boettcher’s death.

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