MISSING DECK: Man Dies Leaving House

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The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s office is investigating how just walking out the door of a home, killed a man.

Deputies were called to a rural Neola home after 3 a.m. Sunday, on reports that a man had fallen 9 to 11 feet while exiting the door of the home. According to the police report the deck that was supposed to be on the other side of the door had been removed.

Authorities say 26-year-old Matthew McDonald suffered severe head trauma in the fall and had to be transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, where he later died.