Medical examiner rules border agent died of natural causes

Robert Hotten was found by fellow agents on Oct. 6

Medical examiner rules border agent died of natural causes
The patch on the uniform of a U.S. Border Patrol officer.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Pima County Medical Examiner has ruled that a U.S. Border Patrol agent who died earlier this month while on patrol near the Arizona border died of natural causes.

An autopsy report says 44-year-old Robert Hotten suffered from severe cardiovascular disease, which is listed as the cause of death.

Hotten was on duty near Mount Washington south of Patagonia in southeastern Arizona on Oct. 6 when fellow agents found him unresponsive.

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