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‘Medical event’ seen as cause of motel death

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State police responded to an unattended death at Catskill Motor Lodge on Tuesday
October 3, 2019 02:33 pm

CATSKILL — An unattended death that took place Tuesday at Catskill Motor Lodge is being treated as a natural death, Greene County Coroner Richard Vigilo said Wednesday.

The death of the unidentified man was likely the result of a medical event, but an investigation is continuing, state police said Wednesday.

Greene County 911 received a report of an unresponsive man in a room at the motel Tuesday, according to state police.

State police have not released the identity of the man.

The man, whose age was given as 34, lived at the motel for about 11 years, Vigilo said.

“Ambulance personnel and patrols responded, locating a 34-year-old male subject who was deceased,” according to state police. “Following the investigation at the scene, it has been preliminarily determined that the death was caused by a medical event.”

Homicide and suicide were ruled out and there was no evidence of a drug overdose.

An autopsy scheduled for Wednesday morning was not performed, Vigilo said.

Toxicology results will take two to six weeks to come back, Acting Troop Commander Michael Drake said.

“Everything seems to be pointing to a medical event but we won’t know until the toxicology results are in,” Drake said.

State police were assisted by members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Town of Catskill Ambulance Service during the investigation.