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Coroner: Wyoming inmate died of chronic alcohol abuse

January 13, 2018

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate in a western Wyoming jail died of complications from chronic alcohol abuse.

The Riverton Ranger reports 60-year-old Christopher Chavez Jr. died at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander on Dec. 16. County Coroner Mark Stratmoen says, “It’s just one of those things. The long-term effects are going to catch up with you eventually.”

He adds that Chavez did not die because of a lapse in care or from alcohol withdrawal.

Chavez had been incarcerated for since Dec. 14.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, http://www.dailyranger.com

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