Coroner’s report: ‘Undetermined’ cause of death for Joey LaBute Jr

Joey Labute Jr. (WCMH Photo).

COLUMBUS (WCMH) —  Columbus police are still investigating how Joey LaBute Jr. died and the Franklin County Coroner’s report didn’t shed any new light on his death.

According to the coroner’s report, the cause and manner of LaBute’s death is still undetermined.

The report also says there were no significant findings during the autopsy.

LaBute’s body was found in the Scioto River in early March, about three weeks after he disappeared after a night out with friends and family at a short north club. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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