Unattended Death Ruled Natural Causes

     Dawes County Attorney/Coroner Vance Haug says the death of a Chadron man found outside his apartment was from natural causes.

     51-year old Francis Long was discovered unresponsive in the hallway outside his door about 10:00 Tuesday morning and rushed to Chadron Community Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

     Haug says that after a review of evidence gathered at the scene by Chadron police, witness statements, medical records, and consultation with medical personnel, he could find nothing other than natural causes for Long’s death.