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Ed Buck Waited 15 Minutes to Call 911 After Second Man Overdosed

Timothy Dean and Ed Buck

A new autopsy report has new details about the death of Timothy Dean.

Timothy Dean was unresponsive in Democratic donor Ed Buck's West Hollywood home for at least 15 minutes before emergency services were called, according to an autopsy report obtained by the Daily Beast.

The coroner's report stated that Dean's death was caused by methamphetamine and alcohol toxicity. The report also ruled Dean's death an accident.

Dean, 55, died January 7 and became the second black man to die of a meth overdose in Buck's home. Gemmel Moore, 26, died in July 2017 at Buck's residence.

Authorities say the 64-year-old donor was present for both deaths.

According to the report, Buck told police that Dean "began to exhibit bizarre behavior" the morning of his death -- such as tying a noose made from clothing around his neck.

Buck told authorities he took the "noose" off Dean's neck before leaving to take a shower. When he returned, Dean was unresponsive. However, Buck did not call paramedics immediately, according to the report.

"He relays that he attempted CPR for 15 minutes before contacting 911," the report stated.

When emergency services arrived, they pronounced Dean dead at the scene. "The witness [Buck] reported that he did not see the decedent taking any drugs and they did not have sex," according to the report.

However, in the report, coroner's investigator Brenda Shafer wrote that she did not find any clothing items assembled like a noose as Buck described.

Shafer also wrote that she observed Dean's body on a mattress on the floor of Buck's living room, accompanied by sex toys, clothing items, and three large mirrors propped up against the walls.

Investigators found three syringes, three sealed glass vials, and two glass pipes -- one of which contained meth.

One of the vials found by Dean's body was labeled naloxone, a drug used to counteract opioid overdoses.

"It was posed a possibility that someone else had injected Mr. Dean with drugs," wrote Deputy Medical Examiner Matthew J. Miller. "There were no signs of physical restraint or incapacitation."

"They were just friends," Buck's attorney, Seymour Armster, toldthe Los Angeles Times in an interview. "There was no sexual relationship."

Correction: An earlier version of this article cited the Los Angeles Times as the first to report on the autopsy results. However, the Daily Beast was first to report and the article has been updated to reflect this.

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