Natural Cause of Death Likely, Says Deputy Coroner in Body Dumping Case
Around midnight on March 28, the body of 55-year-old Christopher Duke from the Garberville/Redway area was left at the foot of an emergency ramp of the Jerold Phelps Hospital. Deputy Coroner Trevor Enright completed the autopsy on Wednesday and found that Duke likely died of natural causes but he is waiting for the results of the toxicology tests before making his final report.
Enright wrote, “Pathological findings at autopsy…revealed significant medical conditions consistent with a natural cause of death however cause of death is being deferred for toxicology findings. At this time, no indication of foul play has been discovered during Coroner investigation.”
According to Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza there have been no further developments in finding the parties responsible for dumping Mr. Duke’s body.
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