The Graham County Sheriff’s Office has issued a press release regarding the investigation into the death of Samuel Romero Jr. The Sheriff’s office received the autopsy report from the Pima County Medical Examiner’s office on April 3, 2019. The findings of the autopsy report are as follows:
“In consideration of the known circumstances surrounding this death, the available medical history, and the examination of the remains, the cause of death is ascribed to drowning in the setting of methamphetamine intoxication. The manner of death is accident.”
Mystery surrounded the case when Romero was reported missing as of Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The Graham County Sheriff’s office requested the public’s help in locating Romero at that time. Romero’s body was recovered from the Gila River on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. A fisherman in the Pima area of the river discovered the body that was reportedly hung up on some metal water retention apparatus. Romero’s body was examined by the Graham County Medical Examiner then transported to Tucson to the Pima County Medical Examiner. At that time, Graham County Sheriff, P.J. Allred said that there was no evidence of trauma to the body.