NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Coroner has completed an autopsy of Steve McElvene, the 20-year old basketball standout who passed away suddenly at his family’s home in New Haven yesterday morning.
The coroner’s report says the cause of death and manner of death are still pending. It adds that the incident remains under investigation and that coroner’s office will be performing additional testing and further examinations. The final cause and manner of death will be released at a later date.
The coroner also states there do not appear to be any signs of foul play.
According to the report McElvene was found unresponsive inside his family’s home around 11 a.m. on Thursday. Emergency services arrived, but were not able to revive him, pronouncing him dead at 11:19.
The coroner’s office has not released any other medical information regarding McElvene’s passing.
WANE-TV reported yesterday that a former coach said he believed the family would look into heart issues as a possible cause of death. Multiple national news outlets incorrectly reported that speculative statement to WANE-TV as fact, saying WANE reported McElvene had an enlarged heart. Contrary to these misguided reports, no health issues have been verified. WANE regrets that other outlets took the aforementioned statement as fact and regrets any distress it may have caused the McElvene family in their time of loss.