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Death Update

Posted on 20th February 2014 at 17:07

Additional information is coming out about the discovery of a man’s body in the flooded basement of a home on Coweeman Lane in Kelso. The County Coroner now says that the evidence shows that Velmer Backstrom, 86, had some sort of “catastrophic medical issue” in the home, and then he fell face-down into the flooded basement. An autopsy shows that Backstrom was dead before he fell into the water, and had been dead for a number of hours prior to being found late Tuesday morning. It’s speculated that he had gone into the basement on Monday, and that was when he had his massive medical problem. Memorial services are now pending.