UPDATE: Preliminary Autopsy Shows Horton Died of Natural Causes

A call came into the RPD shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday of a man in his 30's unconscious on his couch

(Riverton) – UPDATE: Preliminary autopsy results show that 32-year-old Michael Horton died of natural causes. Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said they should have more information from the complete autopsy in four to six weeks. Toxicology testing will be performed to determine if there are any additional contributing factors to the death.

Original post from earlier today – A 32-year-old Riverton man was found dead in his apartment Monday afternoon on the 300 block of South 1st West. He has been identified as Michael Horton. The Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said there were no signs of foul play but “anytime that someone 32 dies, that’s something that is a question for us.” The Riverton Police Department originally responded to a call of a male in his 30’s that was unconscious on his couch. Horton’s body is scheduled for a preliminary autopsy in Loveland Colorado today at 1 p.m.  If a cause of death isn’t discovered during the preliminary autopsy, it will take four to six weeks for the official autopsy results. Check back in with County 10 this afternoon for the latest information.

32-year-old Michael Horton was found dead in his apartment on the 300 block of South 1st West


  1. Kim DeWitt

    What a sad loss, Mihcael was a great person. He will be missed.

  2. Noelle Weimann Van Dijk

    crazy…worked at mcy Dees together as teens…wishing peace to his family.

  3. Sarah Edlund

    It's very sad.

  4. Millie Cantrell

    u are missed dearly! I am thankful that we was able to talk as much as we did before u past love and miss u!

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