Coroner needs help finding family of Sullivan man

            The Crawford County Coroner’s Office is seeking assistance in locating family of Samuel L. Wester. If you are family or know someone who is, please contact the coroner’s office at 573-775-4250.


            Wester was 58 years old at the time of his death. He was found unresponsive in an apartment he shared with a friend in Sullivan in the early morning hours of December 31. No foul play is suspected.
            The friend he was staying with does not have any information about potential family members. The coroner’s office has contacted known friends and has checked all record data bases and has not been able to find a family member nor anyone who might know a family member. They have learned he lived in the Springfield, Mo., area a few years ago but have not been able to locate anyone else who knows him.