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News Release

Hypothermia death in Loveland, Colorado

Department: Coroner
Release Date: Dec 11, 2013

Contact Information:

Investigator Matthew Canaga
Larimer County Coroner Office
495 N Denver Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 619-4517

On December 10, 2013 I was paged to respond to Sugar Valley Estates Independent Living Residences, Loveland, Colorado regarding a man who was found deceased outdoors.

The decedent has been identified as Robert Kopher, DOB 9/25/22 of Loveland, Colorado. The decedent was pronounced dead on December 10, 2013.  Investigation reveals late PM on December 9th the decedent was unable to enter the facility or his vehicle due to confusion and suffered from hypothermia due to extreme cold temperatures. 

An autopsy was performed and the Manner of Death is determined to be Accident.  Cause of Death is determined to be hypothermia.

There was no sign of foul play.


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