Ronald Peters, Pete Rose Bookie, Dies

FILE - In this April 3, 1989, file photo, Ronald Peters, left, waits as his lawyer James Ruppert answers questions after Peters appeared before a federal magistrate in Cincinnati. The Warren County coroner's office said Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, that Peters, a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose, was found dead Nov. 19 during a welfare check by Franklin police. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - A man found dead in his Ohio apartment last month has been identified as a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose.

The Warren County coroner's office said Monday that Ronald Peters was found dead Nov. 19 during a welfare check by Franklin police. Coroner's investigator Doyle Burke says police had responded to residents' complaints of odors.

The coroner's office is awaiting toxicology tests before ruling on a cause of death. Burke says there were no signs of foul play.

Peters testified in a 1989 investigation, saying Rose bet on games.

Rose was a Cincinnati Reds All-Star who had 4,256 hits. He agreed to a lifetime baseball ban after the investigation concluded he bet on games involving the Reds while managing them. He later acknowledged betting on games, including Reds games.

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