Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Preliminary Autopsy Indicates Goode May Have Died of Heart Problem

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 12:29 PM

click to enlarge Troy Goode
  • Troy Goode
Troy Goode, the Widespread Panic fan who died Saturday night after he was hog-tied by Southaven Police, is believed to have died from a heart problem, according to the latest findings from his preliminary autopsy.

Goode had reportedly taken LSD before the Widespread show, and he and his wife were driving to the concert when Goode reportedly got out of the car and was acting erratically. Police responded to the scene and tried to restrain Goode by tying his hands and feet together. Goode had been reportedly trying to kick at officers and EMTs on the scene. Goode died not long after he was restrained.

The incident led some to question how Goode died and whether or not the police restraint method was the cause. A small protest against the Southaven Police was held there last night. But DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion said, after reviewing the preliminary autopsy report, that Goode may have died from a heart issue.

Below is a video taken by a bystander.

A writer for the national political website Wonkette has spoken to the Goode family's attorney. He had harsh criticism for Southaven police procedures, including hog-tying and possible tasing.

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