Chesterton Tribune



Cause of Election Board President's death alcohol-related

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Porter County Election Board President David Welter died last month of cardiopulmonary arrest associated with ethanol toxicity.

“After a review of autopsy and toxicology results, the cause of death for David Welter has been ruled as cardiopulmonary arrest with ethanol toxicity,” according to a statement released to the Chesterton Tribune on Monday by Coroner Cyndi Dykes. “Manner of death is accidental.”

“There is no further investigation pending,” Dykes added.

Welter, 59, was found deceased in the 1300 block of Bullseye Court in Valparaiso shortly after 8 a.m. Dec. 9. A professor of law at Valparaiso University for 25 years, Welter had been appointed to the Election Board in March 2019.


Posted 1/8/2020




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