Cause and Manner of Death - Dubuque County
An autopsy was performed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner on the body of Virgil Polkinghorn on March 7, 2022. The cause of death was determined to be sudden cardiac death due to ischemic cardiomyopathy due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Also of significance was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The manner of death was certified as natural.