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Sun Apr 26, 2015, 02:45 AM

Caddo Parish (Shreveport) DA Charles Scott died of heart disease in Baton Rouge hotel room

Preliminary results of an autopsy Thursday showed Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Rex Scott, who was found dead at a hotel in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning, died of previously undiagnosed heart disease, according to Caddo Parish coroner Dr. Todd Thoma.

Though foul play is not suspected in the 67-year-old's death, an autopsy was ordered in the interest of caution, Thoma said.

"Due to the fact that he's a prominent citizen, that he died in a hotel room in Baton Rouge, there's always these conspiracy theories about, 'Oh, he had enemies' And the only way to be thorough is to go ahead and do an autopsy and do an investigation," said Thoma.

Full results from the examination, which was performed by Dr. James Traylor, a forensic pathologist with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, will be ready in three to four weeks, he said.

Read more: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2015/04/22/caddo-district-attorney-charles-scott-found-dead/26178277/

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