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Funk body autopsy determines death of woman

Body found near Funk (KHGI)

The Phelps County Attorney said they’ve identified the cause of death of a woman found in a corn field near Funk.

Phelps County Attorney's Office sent out a release stating that they determined Cynthia Lammers died by suicide from a drug overdose.

Lammers, 51, of Kearney was found in a corn field in July.

The toxicology indicated that is was a prescription drug overdose and indicated that there was no signs of injury.

Phelps County Sheriff's office said that her last known contact was a text message stating she intended to consume prescription medication and end her life.

The Phelps County Attorney said that Lammers was staying at a residence near where she was found.

According to the Phelps County Attorney, the sheriff’s office got the report of a body in the area of 739 and R Road on July 11.

Phelps County Sheriff Office said the case was originally investigated as a homicide before the autopsy.


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