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Clark County Medical Examiner's Office - MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE - 06/07/19

The following information is in response to a media request for information regarding a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.


Date of death: 05/26/2019

Location: Vancouver, WA.

Decedent Name: Elia, Dylan M.   

Decedent Age:  38 Yrs               

Resident of:  Vancouver, WA


The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:


Cause of death: Toxic effects of methamphetamine

Manner of death: Accident

Given the relatively long and extremely variable half-life of methamphetamine, it is not possible to determine when and where this use occurred.


Reports and records of autopsies or postmortems shall be confidential as per RCW 68.50.105. No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner’s Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.


Martha J. Burt, M.D.

Medical Examiner

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