Coroner: Cardiac arrest caused August death in York Township
A 60-year-old woman whose body was found Aug. 4 in a creek that runs along Camp Betty Washington Road in York Township died from cardiac arrest, not drowning, York County Coroner Pam Gay said Tuesday after announcing the final autopsy results.
Gay said the autopsy showed township resident Jeannie Stokes, of the 1900 block of Camp Betty Washington Road, died of natural cardiac-related issues with no evidence of drowning.
Gay said Stokes' body showed neither signs of significant trauma nor a snake bite. The woman lived near the creek and would often walk down to it, Gay said.
Her body was found after family members reported her missing, Gay said.
Stokes' cause and manner of death had been pending toxicology until the results of the autopsy were made public Tuesday.
Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley was called to creek about 9:10 p.m. Aug. 4, and Stokes was pronounced dead at the scene. York Area Regional Police Department continues to investigate.