An autopsy performed on Chad Koch, 27, last week provided no immediate answers as to why Koch was found dead in the street the night of Monday, Oct. 1.
Other than abrasions consistent with a bicycle accident, Delta County coroner Kevin Lucy said there were no outward physical signs that would indicate a cause of death.
He's now awaiting the results of toxicology tests, which may take four to eight weeks to obtain and analyze.
According to district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller, more information regarding the cause of death is required before it can be determined whether a crime has been committed.
Koch was found lying on private property near the stoplight at H-38 Road and Highway 50 in North Delta. He was deceased when Delta Police Department officers arrived on the scene.
Neighbors reported hearing a heated exchange prior to the call to 911 at about 8:15 Monday night.
"The investigation has been timely, thorough and detailed," district attorney Dan Hostenpiller said in a press release dated Oct. 5. "The office of the district attorney is assured that the Delta Police Department has taken all necessary steps to insure the safety of the public, and that no individual involved presents any ongoing public safety risk."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Delta Police Department at 874-7676 or CrimeStoppers at 874-8810.blog comments powered by Disqus