Reporter's Cause of Death Still Unknown

Reporter's Cause of Death Still Unknown

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police investigating the death of Deseret Morning News reporter Norma Wagner said Thursday her cause of death likely won't be known for at least a week.

While the state medical examiner has completed an autopsy, toxicology results and a complete report aren't expected for "a week, maybe two," said Salt Lake City police Assistant Chief Scott Atkinson.

Wagner, 41, was found dead Wednesday morning in the Avenues district home she shared with her husband, John Patrick Harrison, 42.

Police said Harrison called 911 at 6:45 a.m. to report that his wife may have died.

Investigators categorized Wagner's death as suspicious due to information gathered at the scene.

Police on Wednesday interviewed Harrison and released him.

The Morning News hired Wagner about a year and a half ago as a general assignment reporter.

She also worked as a police reporter and medical writer at The Salt Lake Tribune from August 1992 to March 2001.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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