(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, Coroner Brent Blue and the Teton County Sheriff's Office held a press conference to release the cause of death of Kayden Tapia, the 16-year-old boy who was found dead on Tuesday. According to Dr. Blue, Tapia died of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a genetic heart condition that young athletes suffer. Tuesday morning at approximately 9:29 A.M., the Teton County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a human body found in a wooded area along the Snake River off of Highway 22 in an area commonly referred to as Emily's Pond, east of Wilson. After CPR, Tapia was pronouced dead on the scene. Get the latest on the investigation here.
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