Death of Brian Joyce
BRISTOL COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
THOMAS M QUINN III
December 4, 2018
Late this afternoon, our office received the autopsy report for Brian Joyce from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The Medical Examiner has determined that the cause of Brian Joyce’s death was due to Acute Pentobarbital Intoxication and the Manner of Death is Undetermined. The postmortem toxicology was positive for elevated levels of Pentobarbital and a slightly elevated level of Citralopram. The autopsy further revealed Hypertensive and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. At this time, we are reviewing the autopsy report and all other attendant circumstances to determine whether further investigation is warranted.
SECOND ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY