A Vermont woman whose death at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in January was initially ruled suspicious died as a result of complications of disease, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday.
Susan Massey, 67, of East Corinth, Vermont, was receiving treatment at Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon when she died January 27.
State and local agencies, including the Lebanon Police Department and New Hampshire State Police, were initially informed there were “concerns” about how Massey died, triggering an investigation.
On Tuesday, state law enforcement officials said New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner, Jennie V. Duval, determined that Massey’s death was the result of complications of disease, and that her manner of death was natural.
“It is not unusual for each agency to regularly receive reports of witnessed or unattended deaths that cannot quickly and easily be identified as a natural, accidental, or suicidal death,” the attorney general’s office said in a press release.