Monthly update from the Fremont County Coroner

by | Aug 13, 2019

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen shared at the Fremont County Commissioners’ meeting the number of coroner cases remains ahead of last year at this time.

There have been 94 cases so far this year compared to 83 at the same time last year.

Non-natural cases have doubled compared to last year with 35 so far in 2019 and only 17 at this time in 2018. These cases include: suicide, homicide and accident.

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Below are the coroner case statistics provided by Stratmoen.

2018 and 2019 comparison of non-natural deaths:

  • suicide – 2018 (4) and 2019 (6)
  • homicide – 2018 (1) and 2019 (6)
  • accident – 2018 (12) and 2019 (23)

2019 accidents include:

  • motor vehicle: 7
  • direct drug/alcohol toxicity: 5
  • falls: 4 – average age 87
  • drowning: 2
  • asphyxia: 2
  • carbon monoxide: 1
  • hypothermia: 1

Stratmoen shares, “Including direct toxicity, drug & alcohol related deaths are 60% of the total.”

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