Authorities say a northwestern Indiana lawyer was found dead inside his home on the day his trial was to have started on charges he embezzled millions of dollars from clients.

The Lake County, Ind., coroner’s office ruled that the death of William Crabtree II was not a homicide but that the cause remained under investigation. Police officers were called to Crabtree’s home in the town of Dyer, Ind., about 4 a.m. Monday.