Cause of death listed for man found in Beaver Dam parking lot — (The FDL Reporter)

SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac dies from combining med with alcohol, dies in parking lot.

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The FDL Reporter

The Reporter Staff

Mar 18, 2008

JUNEAU — The death of a Beaver Dam man found in a parking lot last December has been ruled accidental. Dodge County Medical Examiner PJ Schoebel said Monday that Todd Jorgensen died from a lethal combination of antidepressants and alcohol.

“Toxicology reports indicate that the victim had high levels of prozac and alcohol in his bloodstream,” said Schoebel. “Another contributing factor in his death is being listed as hypertropic heart disease.”

A Department of Public Works employee from the city of Beaver Dam discovered the 45-year-old man’s body lying in the Upper Tower parking lot located off the 200 block of South Center Street just before 5 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2007. When police arrived the man was already dead, said Beaver Dam Police Chief Dale Boldt.