How Christopher Savage Died
The autopsy report is in for Christopher Savage. According to the Office of the D.C. Medical Examiner, Savage died of "acute intoxication" from the combined effects of "Methadone, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam, Carisoprodol and Meprobamate." Manner of death: accident.
Savage died on his friends' couch in the early a.m. of April 19, a few hours after he'd been beaten by muggers in Adams Morgan and only five days after he'd left an unhappy life in California to make new friends and start a new job in D.C. Those last five days were the subject of an April 30 City Paper story.