The death of Chad Koch has been attributed to alcohol and methamphetamine overdose, toxicology reports revealed last week. Delta County Coroner Kevin Lucy has ruled Koch's death accidental.
Koch, 27, was found lying close to his bicycle on private property near the stoplight at H-38 Road and Highway 50 in North Delta the night of Oct. 1. 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, prompting the Delta Police Department to label Koch's death "suspicious."
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. The case has been on hold pending the toxicology report.
After conducting a lengthy investigation, the Delta Police Department has closed the case, Chief Robert Thomas said. He plans to meet with the district attorney's office Tuesday or Wednesday to determine if any additional steps need to be taken. If the district attorney also considers the case closed, Chief Thomas said the investigative file will be made public, with some redactions.blog comments powered by Disqus