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Autopsy Inconclusive in Grass Valley Death

Grass Valley Police are still trying to figure out why and how 33 year-old Joel Wagner died. An autopsy has been ruled inclusive. Wagner’s body was found in his Berryman Street backyard Tuesday afternoon, and police are calling the death suspicious. Police Lieutenant Steve Johnson says when officers found the body, there was no immediate sign of foul play…

Listen to Steve Johnson 1

But given Wagner’s age and no known health problems, Johnson says they were hoping an autopsy would provide more clues…

Listen to Steve Johnson 2

Toxicology tests will now be done to see if drugs or alcohol were in Wagner’s system. Johnson says those tests could take several weeks.


August 31, 2015


Did they forget to update us ? It's been almost a week and all we get is an inconclusive autopsy and toxicology pending ?? Really. Cause this just sounds all wrong. Miss my friend. My sons miss there uncle.

September 3, 2015

Leerae VanDyke

I'm Joel Wagner's Aunt. If anybody knows anything
Please PLEASE come forward with any news to
Help in the investigation. Please get in contact with
me Andrew Ponti I need to know about Joel?!
My deep prayers for Joel's Mother & remaining
Two son's. I love you Joelie-R. I. P. ??

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