Autopsy for man who died in police custody cites drugs, heat exhaustion

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 11, 2024 12:03 PM CT | Published: June 10, 2024 12:52 PM CT

Courtney Ross, 19, died from complications of cocaine, methamphetamines and alcohol mixed with heat exhaustion, a medical examiner determined.


West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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