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State Medical Examiner Releases Cause of Chasse's Death

September 22, 2006 00:00


On September 22, 2006, the Oregon State Medical Examiner released the cause and manner of death in the James Chasse death investigation. The Medical Examiner determined Chasse died as a result of a broad-based, blunt force trauma to his chest. Additionally, the Medical Examiner has ruled Chasse’s death as accidental. The toxicology results were negative.

The investigation into Chasse’s death is still ongoing and Portland Detectives are asking anyone who had contact with Chasse, or has knowledge of his actions prior to his contact with the police, to contact Detective Lynn Courtney at (503) 823-0451 or Detective Jon Rhodes at (503) 823-0459.

This investigation is continuing.


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