Police still waiting for test results from Nathan Tracy's autopsy
More than a month after officials confirmed the death of Trenton teenager Nathan Tracy in Pittsfield Township, police are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests.
Tracy, 19, was found dead on Sept. 8 in a retention pond at the Weatherstone Condominiums off Oak Valley Drive. The Washtenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Tracy’s identity on Sept. 11 and Dr. Jeff Jentzen, chief medical examiner, said the official cause of death was unknown at that point.
Jentzen did not respond to attempts by AnnArbor.com to reach him this week, so no information was available on the status of the toxicology reports.
However, Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said earlier this week the medical examiner’s office had not sent word to investigators regarding the toxicology reports.
The case remains open until the medical examiner’s investigation is complete, Schick said.
Tracy was last seen at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 5 on Ranchero Drive near Oak Valley Drive. He was driving a Ford Focus, which crashed into a truck parked in a car port. After briefly speaking with a witness, Tracy walked away from the area.
He was reported missing the next day and on Sept. 7, police and volunteers started searching for him in the surrounding area. He was discovered in the retention pond on the morning of Sept. 8.
A message left for Mischelle Tracy, his mother, was not returned Thursday.