Man who bought fleamarksets of stolen baby formula found dead

MANNAPLE, Ala.

— A man who used to run a fleamaking business in northern Alabama has been found dead.

Authorities say 40-year-old Joseph DeMarco died from apparent natural causes at a hospital in nearby Maysville.

He is survived by his wife, a 7-year old daughter, and two children, ages 4 and 5.

Police say DeMarco had been involved in the fleamaging business for about 10 years.

The cause of death is unknown.

DeMarco had recently moved to Mayswood and was employed as a security guard, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators said DeMarco, who was homeless, was living with his wife and daughter and had a history of mental illness.

Investigators have said they believe he may have been involved with the theft of baby formula, stolen from a church, from the Salvation Army.

Authorities are working to determine the exact amount of stolen formula DeMarco allegedly stole.