Unattended Chadron Death Ruled Natural Causes


     Dawes County Attorney/Coroner Vance Haug says a Chadron man who died Thursday while at work died of natural causes.

     Haug says 63-year old Paul Howard had stepped outside for a few minutes about 4:00 PM to move a vehicle, but failed to return.

     A co-worker went out to check and found Howard non-responsive. Emergence responders were called, but he could not be revived.

     Haug says the results of an investigation of the scene, witness interviews, and consultations with medical and emergency personnel led him to determine Howard had died of natural causes.