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Autopsy: Wichita man’s death ruled homicide

November 26, 2019 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy shows the death of a 46-year-old Wichita man in September has been ruled a homicide by the county’s coroner and medical examiner.

The Wichita Eagle reports the recently filed autopsy report of Raul Rodriguez shows the cause of death to be “blunt force injuries of the head” and noted other significant health conditions such as cardiovascular disease.

Rodriguez was found dead in a living room chair on Sept. 26. That was a day after he was pushed by someone during a drunken argument and fell to the ground, hitting his head.

The Sedgwick County district attorney says no charges were filed because of the “inability to establish all the elements of a crime.” A pre-existing medical condition could also not be ruled out as contributing to the death.