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M.E. Still Not Sure What Caused Sportscaster’s Death

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Daryl Hawks (Credit: NBC CHICAGO)

Daryl Hawks (Credit: NBC CHICAGO)

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ATLANTA (AP) — A medical examiner says the initial phases of his investigation found no obvious cause in the death of a 38-year-old TV sports anchorman from Chicago who was found dead in his Atlanta hotel room.

Daryl Hawks of Chicago station WMAQ-TV (NBC 5) was in Atlanta to cover the Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks NBA playoff series when he was found dead Thursday morning.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos has said police do not suspect anything criminal.

Dr. Randy Hanzlick, Fulton County’s chief medical examiner, said Friday that more time is needed to conduct additional procedures such as microscopic examination of tissues and toxicology testing.

Hawks grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and has worked at TV stations in the California Bay Area; Raleigh, N.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Palm Springs, Calif.

He was married and has three children.

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