NEW ORLEANS Energy executive, Douglas Schantz, hit his head and drowned in the Mississippi River, according to the New Orleans coroner.
Dr. Frank Minyard said Wednesday that the autopsy of the 54-year-old energy executive showed a lesion on his forehead as well as evidence of drowning.
Minyard said he expectes results of blood tests in two or three weeks, showing how much alcohol Schantz drank before leaving a Bourbon Street bar around 2 a.m. March 5.
After the bar, Schantz wandered over to the Steamboat Natchez dock, climbed over a guard rail and fell from a slender ledge while walking toward the gangplank.
Schantz was president of Sequent Energy Management. He came to New Orleans to give Tulane University's Energy Institute $25,000 from the company.
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