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Feb. 21, 2013: River Falls police investigate death of young man

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Feb. 21, 2013: River Falls police investigate death of young man
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A 911 emergency call brought the River Falls Ambulance to a rental house at 122 ½ W. Cascade Ave. after 2 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. There, an unresponsive 23-year-old man was found. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The dead man was later identified as Tyler John Hole of Hudson, a 2007 graduate of Hudson High School.

River Falls police report there's an investigation into the cause of Hole's death. A drug overdose is believed to be the cause. Suicide is not suspected.

An autopsy of the body has been performed. A toxicity finding is still a few weeks away.

Medical examiners in Pierce County and Ramsey County, Minn., are assisting the death investigation.

Police are still gathering evidence and questioning people from the Cascade Avenue address.

Funeral services for Hole are being handled by O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 520 S. 11th St.

A memorial gathering for Hole will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home.

The funeral is Saturday noon at Bethel Highlands Lutheran Church, 504 Frontage Road, in Hudson. An 11 a.m. "Celebration of Tyler's Life" will also be held Saturday at the church.

Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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