Cause of woman’s 2016 death determined

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BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Authorities have completed an investigation into the death of a 26-year-old Brigham City woman.

Nicole Barlow’s body was found floating in the Bear River near Corrine in July 2016. Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department says it has been working over the last year interviewing dozens of witnesses and people claiming to have information about her death.

This even meant investigators traveling to multiple states to follow up on potential leads.

The Utah State Medical Examiner officially ruled Barlow’s death as an accident. “The immediate cause of death was drowning due to acute morphine and methamphetamine toxicity,” the sheriff’s office said.

The M.E. said there was evidence of alcohol, methamphetamine, amphetamine and morphine detected in the toxicology with some of those levels being toxic. During the autopsy, there was no evidence of trauma.

The Box Elder County Attorney reviewed the investigation and concluded there was no indication or evidence of criminal activity.

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