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Hypothermia likely cause of death in city park
Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Initial autopsy results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, died of hypothermia before being found frozen at Riverton City Park. The reporting party called police just before 9 a.m. Dec. 22 to say there was an intoxicated subject at the park.
"When the officer arrived, he found the man was not alive," Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead said.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said it would take four to six weeks to get complete autopsy results, including information about Eagle's toxicology at the time of death.
McAuslan also is investigating the Christmas-morning death of Stanley Shakespeare, 25, of Ethete.
A family member found him dead in his bedroom at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. McAuslan said initial autopsy results were inconclusive.
"We just have to wait and see," he said.