Coroner: mix of alcohol and methadone killed Monument man

By Andrea Sinclair Updated: December 14, 2013 at 1:37 am • Published: December 13, 2013 | 2:35 pm 0

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story listed the wrong drug. The autopsy report says "mixed methadone and alcohol intoxication."

 

A combination of methadone and alcohol killed Rodney Tigges, 42, the man found Nov. 13 in a home near Monument with a suspected meth lab, according to an autopsy report from the El Paso County Coroner's Office.

Tigges' body was discovered in a house on the 2800 block of Hunters Glen Road, east of Interstate 25 and south of County Line Road, during a search for a man on probation.

There were no obvious signs of foul play and the sheriff's office has not stated what Tigges' connection to the lab was, or if he was the man authorities were looking for. The coroner ruled the death accidental.

The residence contained extensive drug paraphernalia, such as needles and pipes, as well as alcohol bottles and materials known to be used in the making of illicit methamphetamine, the report stated.

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