Cora Faith Walker Cause of Death?
ST. LOUIS — According to the official autopsy report acquired by the I-Team, former Missouri State Representative Cora Faith Walker died of natural causes despite medical staff attempting to revive her with an opioid reversal medicine after she fainted in a downtown St. Louis hotel in March.
On March 11, the 37-year-old was observed walking and then collapsing inside the Live by Loews hotel in downtown St. Louis, only hours after attending the birthday party of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. She was also a part of the administration of St. Louis County Executive Sam Page.
Dr. Michael Graham, the St. Louis Medical Examiner, ruled that she died of natural causes, specifically non-ischemic cardiomyopathy – a heart disease. Her blood contained traces of naloxone, amphetamine, acetaminophen, sertraline, and other substances, while her liver contained amphetamine, naloxone, and sertraline.
Naloxone is utilized to reverse an overdose. Graham stated, “It was given as part of resuscitation.” Given the atmosphere and the prevalence of Fentanyl, it is a given that an overdose is always a possibility whenever someone is discovered unconscious in a hotel corridor.
Graham stated that Walker had prescriptions for amphetamine, acetaminophen, and sertraline. The stimulant amphetamine may be used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Acetaminophen is a painkiller available under brand names such as Tylenol. Antidepressant. Sertraline is an antidepressant.
He stated, “They were present in therapeutic quantities.”
National Library of Medicine defines the condition as “a disorder of the myocardium characterized by improper ventricular hypertrophy or dilation.” There are different causes, but a growing number of nonischemic illnesses have been linked to hereditary factors.
Initially elected as a Democrat to the Missouri House’s 74th District in 2016, she resigned in 2019 to join Page’s administration. According to her county biography, she oversaw operations related to government relations, regulatory affairs, and public policy.
Walker was a member of a task team that studied women’s workforce participation and advancement. She had also remarked on efforts to attract Afghan refugees to St. Louis on Page’s behalf. In addition, she worked on Medicaid expansion and health reform, according to her county profile.