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Coroner: Drug deaths, youth suicides up in 2020


Last updated 6/1/2021 at 11:39am

The number of drug-related deaths and the suicide rate among youth in El Paso County went up dramatically last year. Those are some of the noteworthy pieces of information contained in the Coroner's Office 2020 Annual Report. 

The Coroner's Office – which in 2020 consisted of five board-certified forensic pathologists, nine death investigators, four toxicologists, one histologist, five morgue technicians, and two administrative staff – investigates all sudden, unexpected, and non-natural deaths.  

Last month El Paso County Coroner Dr. Leon Kelly presented the report to the El Paso...

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