Investigators unable to determine cause of death for Alyce Huntoon
The Batavia Police Department wishes to provide an update in regards to the investigation into the death of Alyce M. Huntoon. An acquaintance reported finding Ms. Huntoon in an unresponsive condition, in her vehicle, in the parking lot of The Manor House Apartments, 427 E. Main St., Batavia, NY, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at or about 10:30 p.m.
The findings by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office indicate an undetermined cause and manner of death.
The Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office indicates finding no physical injuries that would have caused the death of Ms. Huntoon.
The Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed an initial and additional toxicology tests. All toxicology tests indicate no findings that would have attributed to the death of Ms. Huntoon.
The investigation to date indicates nothing to suggest the death of Ms. Huntoon was the result of an intentional or accidental overdose. Nothing in the investigation to date indicates the death of Ms. Huntoon was the result of suicide.
Anyone having any information in regards to this investigation may contact the Batavia Police Department’s Dispatch at (585) 345-6350 or Batavia Police Department directly at (585) 345-6444.
Information can also be left on the Batavia Police Department’s Confidential Tip Line at (585) 345-6370 or via the Suspicious Activity Reporting link found on the Web site of the Batavia Police Department.
UPDATE: We asked Batavia PD about toxicology in this case. There are hundreds of possible chemical compounds used in synthetic drugs and we requested further information on how wide ranging the toxicology screening went, whether it would detect any chemical or just specific chemicals included in a screening panel. Here's the response from Det. Pat Corona: "I have the answer in regards to synthetic cannabinoids and analogs to stimulants and hallucinogens. The Medical Examiner’s Office is very confident in regards to their toxicology findings that rule out those substances as contributing to the death of Alyce Huntoon. They were not found to be present in her system. "
who seen that one coming?
I certainly didn't not with today's forensic science...
Kyle, this is the real life, not CSI-NY or Bones.