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Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans this (Thurs) afternoon released to Regional Radio News, the results of 3 death investigations.


Winans' says that Aaron T. Rathgeber, 31, of Taylorville died on April 20, 2018 in his home. His cause of death was asphyxiation due to hanging. His manner of death was determined to suicide.

Winans' report released today (Thurs) also said Christopher Beard, 56, of Tower Hill, died on May 3, 2018 at Pana Community Hospital E. R. His cause of death was pulmonary thromboembolism due to deep vein thrombosis of the legs. Other significant conditions contributing to the death are methamphetamine intoxication, hypertensive and ischemic heart disease. His cause of death was undertermined.

And, Winans' death investigation concluded that Cassandra Agnew, 38, of Taylorville died June 18, 2018 in her home. Her cause of death was diphenhydramine intoxication and accidental.

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