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Autopsy: Man who died after assault suffered heart failure

LORY POUNDERSummit County CorrespondentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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GOLDEN – An autopsy Wednesday revealed acute heart failure as the cause of death for the 35-year-old local man who was assaulted by two unknown men at a Breckenridge bar earlier this week, officials said.Thomas Guidry of Breckenridge was pronounced dead at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center at 2:09 a.m. Monday, after being rushed from the foyer of Salt Creek Steakhouse, 110 Lincoln Ave. An autopsy was performed at the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office in Golden at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.”He had no life-threatening injuries,” said Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson, adding that he had heart failure due to underlying, pre-existing heart disease and a toxicology and microscopic analysis is pending.Police investigated Guidry’s death as a homicide and have been working to identify the men who assaulted him before he collapsed to the floor and became unresponsive. They were captured on surveillance video and Breckenridge Police Department released pictures of four individuals Wednesday.The two suspects at this time are described as white men in their early 20s.On the video, one is wearing a camouflage coat and the second is wearing a white coat with a white baseball hat, police said.Also, the tape shows two other individuals who were with the suspects both before and after the altercation. These additional “persons of interest are described as a white male with facial hair on his chin and a white female,” according to a press release.Once the suspects in this case have been identified, the investigation will be forwarded to the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges, according to a press release.The Breckenridge Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the four individuals. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Sergeant Susan Quesada at (970) 547-3137 or, if you have information to report about this incident or any other crime, and want to remain anonymous, contact Summit County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-453-STOP. You could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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