“The drugs present that caused the overdose were determined to be Celexa and Effexor, medications prescribed for depression and anxiety, the release adds. Alcohol was also present.”
Hatch death ruled a suicide
August 26, 2009
After a 10-month investigation, the death of Kimberly R. Hatch has been ruled to be a suicide.
The 40-year-old woman was found dead in her house at 704 Shady Drive, Endwell on Oct. 11 of last year after troopers responded to a 911 call.
The results of an autopsy and toxicological examination have determined the cause of death to be from respiratory suppression with pulmonary edema, secondary to a drug overdose, a release from the state police says.
The drugs present that caused the overdose were determined to be Celexa and Effexor, medications prescribed for depression and anxiety, the release adds. Alcohol was also present.
Dr. James Hayes, the coroner in the case, has ruled the death to be a suicide, said Cpt. James E. Barnes, of the state police.
Hayes said the investigation took 10 months because police had to consider all aspects in the case, consult with the district attorney and coroner’s offices and brief the family on the developments.
The case is now closed, the release says
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