Asphyxiation ruled cause of death in Dady autopsy

Detectives, prosecutors will decide whether to file charges in Dady case soon

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— The results of an autopsy of Keith Dady confirm that the Steamboat Springs man died from the way he landed on the floor after a Dec. 4 scuffle with his friend and roommate.

The Arapahoe County Cor­oner’s Office determined that Dady died because he could not breathe because of the position of his body. Dady, 37, died Dec. 9 in Denver.

Dady reportedly burst into the room of his roommate and friend Josh Burns in a condo on Columbine Drive, Steamboat Springs police Detective Nick Bosick said. Dady reportedly had been drinking, and he and Burns had a small fight, Bosick said.

When Burns threw Dady off him, Dady reportedly landed on his head, leaning against a bookcase.

Toxicology results from the autopsy, performed on blood taken at Yampa Valley Medical Center before Dady was flown to Denver, reveal that Dady had been drinking alcohol before the incident. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Dady’s blood alcohol content was 0.24, or three times the legal limit for driving a car. Ryg said no other drugs were found in his system.

No charges have been filed against Burns, and Bosick said he would confer with the District Attorney’s Office to decide whether criminal charges are appropriate. Because the district attorney is busy with the assault trial of David and Eduardo Capote, that decision could be delayed.

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kathy foos 4 years, 8 months ago

That was more than a small fight,someone is dead.

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 8 months ago

I think their point was to say that even the most innocent-seeming horse-play can end in disaster. I wasn't there and I have no idea what ACTUALLY happened but obviously someone didn't think that their actions were anywhere near lethal.

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 8 months ago

Hey aich, Just make sure you get your jab at drug users into the conversation.

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 8 months ago

For those that missed it(Pilot pulled it), aich was rambling on about how people that use drugs and alcohol don't give a flying rat poo about anyone and are basically incapable of having any regard for anyone else.

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kathy foos 4 years, 8 months ago

Sorry,just didnt like the wording of small scuffle or small fight,no witness and someone dead.Not saying that it wasnt an accident or not,just didnt like the downplay of words.Like anytime someone dies as a result of aggression(his own?) to me its not small,and a scuffle would be more like a school yard incident ,from the way its been described its hard to tell what happened.

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