Coroner: Columbus Protestor Died Of Coronary Artery Dissection

Jul 13, 2020


The Montgomery County Coroner's office says autopsy results show a police brutality protestor who died days after being exposed to a chemical agent deployed by Columbus police died from a coronary artery dissection due to a previously undiagnosed genetic variant of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that mostly affect the skin, joints, and blood vessels. The death of 22-year-old Sarah Grossman became public when the city announced it was investigating social media reports of her exposure and death. Grossman died on May 30. The coroner lists her manner of death as natural. Grossman's sister edited an Instagram post that initially suggested the death may have been attributed to tear gas exposure.