Coroner: Death after Ohio protest was due to natural causes

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COLUMBUS, OH (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy has concluded that a recent Ohio State University graduate who died in late May after attending a protests in Columbus died of natural causes.

Sarah Grossman, 22, died May 30, two days after having participated in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Her family released a statement in early June confirming that she had been exposed to pepper spray but saying there was “no evidence” that such exposure was a factor in her death.

According to the autopsy report provided by the Montgomery County coroner’s office, Grossman died of a coronary artery dissection due to a previously undiagnosed genetic condition.

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