That’s the ruling of the State Medical Examiner.
The autopsy report obtained by the Bangor Daily News indicates 61-year-old Reid Emery had five different drugs, including powerful painkillers, in his bloodstream when he left the hospital on the night of January first, against the advice of doctors and nurses.
Police found Emery’s body the next day. He wasn’t wearing a winter coat or winter footwear.
Emery’s death prompted an investigation of the hospital by the centers for medicare and medicaid services. Prosecutors say the probe revealed that criminal charges were not warranted.