A death in Perkins County that had been unofficially linked to a bar fight was found to be another cause. According to Perkins County Attorney Rick Roberts, David Richardson of Grant was found dead at his home in the early morning hours of August 20th. Roberts says the autopsy report shows that Richardson died of a drug overdose. There had been unofficial reports that Richardson was involved in a bar fight in Ogallala the night before his death. Roberts says the autopsy establishes that whatever injuries Richardson may have sustained in the bar fight did not contribute to his death.
Both the Perkins County Attorneys Office and the Perkins County Sheriffs Office have concluded their investigations into Richardson?s death. Richardson was 43 years old.
(Thanks to Joshua Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala)