According to the results of an autopsy, Jerry drowned. Jerry’s toxicology report showed that traces of marijuana and low level of alcohol were found in his blood. The official cause of death determined by the Humphreys County Medical Examiner was accidental drowning.
Life jacket didn't save Jerry
There is, however, one unanswered question about the accident. Jerry was wearing a life jacket, which should’ve helped him resurface immediately. Nobody knows what the issue with that life jacket was, though. And if you are superstitious, there is more to this story. Jerry has been wearing his Saint Michael medallion until the day he died. He told his mother he had lost his guardian necklace. The mother commented: