Man, woman found dead in Gatlinburg hot tub had numerous health issues

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – Preliminary autopsy results indicate two people found dead in a hot tub at a Gatlinburg resort last weekend may have drowned, but they also suffered from a host of other medical problems.

The official report and determination of cause of death is pending toxicology results, which could take another one to two weeks.

The Sevier County Medical Examiner’s office says all the findings are provisional and could be revised or changed.

Officers were called to Gatlinburg Falls Resort, 820 Resort Way, Saturday morning just before 8 a.m. where they found Jon Levin, 63, of Oak Ridge, and Myra Smith-Findell, 62, of Corbin, dead.

Levin’s preliminary autopsy report shows he had an enlarged heart with four-chamber dilation, moderate systemic arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver disease with increased fibrosis.

Smith-Findell’s report showed she had hypertensive heart disease and fatty liver disease.

Drowning is also being investigated as a possible cause of death because they were found dead in a hot tub and neither had signs of significant trauma or injury.

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