VERO BEACH, Fla. – The District 19 Medical Examiner's Office for Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties has issued a report on the death of an inmate who died four days after Indian River County deputies found him unconscious in a transport van.
Mitchell Bradley Martinez was out on bond from a 2013 aggravated assault case when a judge determined that he had violated the terms of his probation. During the eight minute ride from the courthouse to the county jail in late May, Martinez needed immediate medical attention when the transport van arrived at the jail.
After his death family and friends questioned the circumstances of his death.
"Our folks were not involved in the death of Mr. Martinez. I'm sure the autopsy will reveal what it was that caused his death," Indian River County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Eric Flowers said at the time. And the Medical Examiner's Office report backs him up.
An autopsy determined that Martinez died from an adverse reaction to the drug Adderall which is used for adult attention deficit disorder.
The Medical Examiner said the cause of death was cardiac dysrhythmia and the manner of death was natural.