Thursday, September 22, 2011

Asphyxia cause of Maumelle hot tub death

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:17 PM

The state medical examiner has officially found the manner of death of Dexter Williams of Maumelle "undetermined." The cause was found to be asphyxia and a combination of methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication. Williams was found dead in a hot tub on Labor Day. The case drew wide media attention because Brett Cummins, then a meteorologist for Channel 4, awoke in the tub that morning to find the body of his friend.

The statement issued by Maumelle police said there was no finding of strangulation.

Regarding Maumelle Police Department case #11-4587-OF documenting the sudden death of Dexter Williams, Associate Medical Examiner Frank J. Peretti, M.D. has officially listed the manner of death as undetermined. Dr. Peretti noted the cause of death as Asphyxia along with significant findings of Acute Combined Methamphetamine and Amphetamine Intoxication. There was no finding of strangulation listed on the Cause of Death report.

Once it is completed, the Maumelle Police Department will turn over the investigative file to the Pulaski County Prosecutors Office who will determine what, if any, charges can/should be filed.

Any questions about Mr. Williams’ autopsy should be directed to the State Crime Laboratory. Any questions as to possible criminal charges should be directed to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

This case is currently a Maumelle Police Department open investigation.

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