A medical examiner in Little Rock has concluded that Dexter Williams, the 24-year-old who was found dead in a bathtub with former KARK meteorologist Brett Cummins, died from asphyxia and drug intoxication.
Williams was found in an empty bathtub wearing a chain dog collar around his neck, following a night allegedly spent drinking and snorting illegal drugs with Cummins. The medical examiner found no evidence of strangulation. The drug intoxication is listed as a mix of amphetamine and methamphetamine.
Although the examiner has recorded a cause of death, the manner of death remains undetermined. The local police department is turning the case over to the county prosecutors office to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.
Here’s the press release from the Maumelle Police Department (via KTHV):
Regarding Maumelle Police Department case #11-4587-OF documenting the sudden death of Dexter Williams, Associate Medical Examiner Frank J. Peretti, M.D. has officially listed the manner of death as undetermined. Dr. Peretti noted the cause of death as Asphyxia along with significant findings of Acute Combined Methamphetamine and Amphetamine Intoxication. There was no finding of strangulation listed on the Cause of Death report.
Once it is completed, the Maumelle Police Department will turn over the investigative file to the Pulaski County Prosecutors Office who will determine what, if any, charges can/should be filed.
Cummins’s attorney has insisted that there was no foul play involved.