Coroner: man assaulted at Breckenridge bar died of heart failure |

Coroner: man assaulted at Breckenridge bar died of heart failure

Lory Pounder
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GOLDEN, Colo. ” An autopsy Wednesday revealed acute heart failure as the cause of death for the 35-year-old man who was assaulted by two unknown men at a Breckenridge bar earlier this week, officials said.

Thomas Guidry of Breckenridge was pronounced dead at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center at 2:09 a.m. Monday, after being rushed from the foyer of Salt Creek Steakhouse in Breckenridge. An autopsy was performed at the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office in Golden, Colo. on Wednesday morning.

“He had no life-threatening injuries,” said Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson. Guidry’s heart failure was the result of underlying, preexisting heart disease, Richardson said. A toxicology and microscopic analysis is pending.

Police initially investigated Guidry’s death as a homicide and have been working to identify the men who assaulted him before he collapsed to the floor and became unresponsive. They were captured on surveillance video and Breckenridge police released pictures of four individuals Wednesday.

The two who are currently considered suspects are described as white men in their early 20s. On the video, one is wearing a camouflage coat and the second is wearing a white coat and a white baseball cap, police said.

Tthe tape shows two other individuals who were with the suspects both before and after the altercation. These additional “persons of interest are described as a white male with facial hair on his chin and a white female,” according to a press release.

Once the suspects in the case have been identified, the investigation will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office for consideration of charges, according to the press release.

The Breckenridge Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the four individuals. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Susan Quesada at (970) 547-3137 or, to report information about this incident or any other crime anonymously, contact Summit County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-453-STOP. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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