The DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner published Wednesday its report on the causes of death for four Capitol rioters who died during the January 6 insurrection.
The cause of the death of US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was the fifth person who died that day, remains unclear. Sicknick was at the Capitol complex to protect the federal buildings from a pro-Trump mob attack.
Ashli Babbitt, the 35-year-old woman who was fatally shot by a federal officer while she was attempting to climb through a barricaded door, died due to a gunshot wound to her left shoulder, and the Air Force veteran’s death was a homicide, according to DC’s chief medical examiner Dr. Francisco Diaz.
Roseanne Boyland of Kennesaw, Georgia, the second woman who died on January 6, lost her life as a result of a drug overdose, and her manner of death was “accidental” as the cause is described as “acute amphetamine intoxication” in the report.
The 34-year-old woman was seen in a video that showed her being trampled by her fellow rioters. She was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at a local hospital, where she was taken.
DC Medical Examiner releases causes of death in US Capitol Insurrection.
But not yet for Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick
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The death of Kevin Greeson, a 55-years-old man of Athens, Alabama, is listed as “natural” and linked to “hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease,” according to the report.
50-year-old Benjamin Phillips of Ringtown, Pennsylvania also died of “hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease,” which means “heart failure” and his manner of death was natural, the DC medical examiner revealed.