Coroner: Cause of Washington Twp. man’s death won’t be known for weeks

It could be several weeks before a determination can be made regarding how a Washington Twp. man died in his residence during the weekend, Montgomery County Coroner’s investigators said Monday.

The man found dead is 38-year-old Chad Walker, according to the coroner’s office.

MORE: Man found dead in Washington Township home identified

The office is conducting tests on the body and it could be at least a month or more before the cause of death is known. No preliminary finding has been made.

“The cause of death is pending right now,” a spokeswoman for the coroner’s office said.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Cruiser crash shows importance of moving over for flashing lights
  2. 2 New tenants coming to Bridgewater Falls in Fairfield Twp.
  3. 3 Man charged with West Chester woman's death files motions

Walker’s mother called 911 Saturday just before noon after finding him on the basement floor of a home in the 1500 block of Chartwell Drive, according to dispatch logs. She told dispatchers she thought he fell and hit his head.

“My son is dead, I just found him in my basement and I don’t know what happened. There is blood everywhere. I don’t know what happened,” Jan Walker said during the 911 call. “He’s gone and I don’t know when this happened. He lives in my basement, and I didn’t talk to him this morning. I honestly don’t know what happened.”

MORE: Dayton Police Department locate missing Kettering man

She told the 911 dispatcher she last talked to her son Friday night and he had previously indicated to her that he had a problem with alcohol and could be diabetic. Chad Walker had moved home from Chicago in the last two months, according to his mother, after he had worked as a bike courier.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said its investigation of the death is ongoing, but did not have any further details regarding the discovery of the body.

More from Journal-news