Fort Yates man’s cause of death released

Elijah Red Tomahawk
Elijah Red Tomahawk(KFYR-TV)
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 11:18 AM CDT
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FORT YATES, N.D. (KFYR) - The State Medical Examiner’s Office has released the cause of death for a Fort Yates man who died earlier this month.

In a report, the office states that 26-year-old Elijah Red Tomahawk’s death was caused by multiple sharp and blunt force chop injuries to the neck and head.

Earlier this month, the office ruled Red Tomahawk’s death a homicide. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI are investigating the matter.