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(Neb)-Heart Condition Blamed For Death Of Chadron 3-Year Old  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/10/2018 10:22 AM
CHADRON - Dawes County Attorney/Coroner Vance Haug says a disease of the heart is the apparent cause of death on Saturday of 3-year old Damion Neidert of Chadron. The boy was not breathing found in his home about 11:00 Saturday morning and pronounced dead at the scene.

      Haug says an investigation at the scene and interviews with both witnesses and medical professionals, including a consultation with State Epidemiologist Dr Tom Safranek at the state health lab, pointed toward natural causes, specifically miocarditis, an inflamation of the heart muscle generally caused by a viral or bacterial condition. 

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Although he's confident in the conclusion, Haug has ordered additional testing to help determine just what caused Neidert's miocarditis.

       Funeral services for Damion Neidert will be tomorrow (Friday) at 2:00 PM at the Chadron Christian Church. Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com.


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