Rusty Hill Drowning Autopsy

Police released the autopsy results for former Panama City Toyota dealership owner Rusty Hill Thursday.

Hill bought the car dealership in the late 1990's and turned it into one of the most successful Toyota franchises in the southeast.

His estranged wife found him dead in her pool in the Glades subdivision in July. And the medical examiner declared his death a drowning.

According to the autopsy report, Hill had alcohol and prescription drugs in his system when he died. When hill's estranged wife found him, there were empty champagne bottles around the pool area.

The autopsy report also says a head injury contributed to his death. The Medical Examiner said the injury is similar to someone diving into a pool and hitting his head on the bottom.


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  • by THolder on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    How shallow was the pool? Even intoxicated its seems hard to hit you head on the bottom of the pool and cause you to drown. Maybe he was just to intoxicated to swim. That sounds more reasonable to me. However I feel for the family that are left behind.
  • by maureen on Oct 7, 2011 at 12:31 AM
    3 months to say he drown? should have been able to determine that right awa, same with head injury. can see the time frame for the toxic screens. just makes people wonder....
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