The autopsy report of Chad Songer, who died while deputies from the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department attempted to apprehend him at his home, has been returned by the Tennessee Office of the Medical Examiner. The incident occurred on January 31, 2021 at his residence in Brockdell and the autopsy was performed in Nashville on February 1.
The autopsy reports his main cause of death as acute methamphetamine toxicity, with contributory cause of death as the dog bite. The examiner’s report stated methamphetamine was detected in his blood and it caused a pulmonary edema. Puncture wounds, abrasions and contusions of the right leg were noted in the findings.
For more see the September 16 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.