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Autopsy results do not confirm cause of Proctor man’s death

PROCTOR — Although the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner finalized its autopsy findings relative to the Sept. 16, 2014, death of Derek J. Reed, age 39, of 9 River Street in the town of Proctor, Vt. The results are inconclusive.

OCME Dr. Elizabeth A. Bundock noted in her findings that Reed’s toxicology test results included evidence of methamphetamine and cocaine in his system. The cause of Reed’s death was attributed to acute and chronic bronchial asthma with a contributory factor of substance abuse. But the exact manner of Reed’s death was deemed undetermined.

A related investigation by Vermont State Police Sgt. Todd Wilkins concerning methamphetamine materials found at Reed’s Proctor home on Sept. 21, 2014, is continuing police report.

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