Update: Timothy Duarte's wife Marie Duarte was available for comment. Marie said after speaking with the coroner the cause of death was a heart attack. Marie said, "They said he passed away from a heart attack. The coroner told me that there were multiple reason that it was a heart attack and nothing besides that." She also said Duarte is a resident of Taylorsville with two children.
On March 31, at approximately 9:43am Magee Police Department Assistant Chief Chris Jones and Officer Ben Stephens arrived at the Shell Gas Station located on Highway 49 in Magee. Upon arrival officers found a male subject standing beside his vehicle slumped over to the inside.
The subject was unresponsive. Jones administered Narcan and CPR until ASAP EMS arrived on the scene. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene. The person was later identified as 40—year-old Timothy Duarte of Mendenhall. The incident is still under investigation. This story will be updated as new information becomes available.