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Preliminary cause of death reports indicates 38 year old died of natural causes



The Sheriff's Office has received the preliminary cause of death report from the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office with respect to the unattended death of 38 year old Steven John Hamm on January 5th that was reported previously.  The preliminary report indicates that Mr. Hamm died of natural causes related to a heart condition

Sheriff John Montgomery


January 5, 2012

At approximately 2:34 pm, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 393 CR 916. The caller stated she came home and found her husband lying face down in the living room of their home.

Sheriff’s Investigators and the Baxter County Coroner’s Office were contacted and after a preliminary investigation it appears the man died of natural causes.

The body of 38 year old Steven John Hamm is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiners’ Office to confirm the cause and manner of death.

The investigation is continuing.

Sheriff John Montgomery