Autopsy Results Released In Death Of Hunter Near Cumberland Falls

By: Jon Sonnheim Email
By: Jon Sonnheim Email

WYMT has learned about the details of an autopsy report in the death of a hunter near Cumberland Falls earlier this year.

Thursday night, WYMT's Jon Sonnheim spoke with family members of Norman Harp, the 46 year old man who was missing for six days in the woods just outside of Cumberland Falls in late October. You'll recall, family members say Harp did have a diabetic condition, as well as difficulty seeing, hearing, and walking.

The Whitley County coroner says Harp's diabetic condition was a contributing cause of his death, but that Harp ultimately died of hypothermia and the exposure to the elements.

It was very cold several of the nights Harp was missing, which the coroner said made it difficult to pinpoint just exactly when he died.

As for the family members, they say that this news coming just before the Christmas holiday is obviously very tough on them, certainly dredging up some old, painful memories. But more than anything else, they really just wanted to tell all the volunteers and people that helped throughout the search how thankful they are.

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