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02/10/05

Toxicology Report Released in Lynch Drowning

Toxicology reports in the drowning of Cindy Lynch have been released, showing that Lynch was intoxicated at the time of her death.

Under state law, a driver is legally drunk with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent. Lynch's blood-alcohol level was .3 percent.

Last week, autopsy results indicated Lynch had accidentally drowned after a fall. She had bruises and scratches on her hands and a bruise on her forehead.

Her husband has said Lynch had a drinking problem.

"This result shows that Cindy was very likely physically impaired at the time of her death," said Det. Bill Buttersworth of the Thunderbolt PD. "The family was notified of this result earlier, and I feel like I can speak for all the officers involved in this, every agency and every person involved in this investigation, that we offer our deepest sympathy to her family all her many friends."

The case is not closed yet. Police still have some questions they'd like to ask. WTOC will have the latest on the investigation starting tonight on THE News at 5.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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