MAQUOKETA (AP) — The death of a woman at Maquoketa Caves State Park in September has been ruled an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs.
Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Russ Long said that there were no indications of foul play in the death of 40-year-old Stacy Sterrett, of Harper, Iowa.
Authorities were called to the caves campground the morning of Sept. 9 and found Sterrett dead. A male companion told investigators that he found her unresponsive when he woke up.
Sept. 8: Sheriff: Iowa woman found dead at state campground
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A 40-year-old woman was found dead at the Maquoketa Caves State Park campgrounds.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office pronounced Stacy Lea Sterrett dead on Sunday. Authorities say she was found dead at the scene.
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The sheriff's office says she was camping with a male acquaintance who called 911. Authorities say he awoke to find her unresponsive.
The sheriff's office is investigating the death. The Iowa state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.