On Friday, November 07, 2019 the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division was notified by the staff at the Novato Community Hospital of the passing of Ms. Arconti, who had been admitted to the hospital previously for treatment of a medical illness. Sadly despite receiving treatment for her condition, the subject succumbed to her ailment. During the death reporting process, it was conveyed Ms. Arconti may have utilized e-cigarettes prior to her sickness. Working in cooperation with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Ms. Arconti’s symptoms met clinical reporting criteria benchmarks, which indicated her death was potentially related to utilization of e-cigarette vaping products.
At this time the Coroner Division is working collaboratively and in partnership with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services to scientifically establish Ms. Arconti’s true and accurate cause of death. Once determined, these findings will be provided to the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the California State Department of Public Health.
The victim has been positively identified as:
Amanda Margot ARCONTI, a 45-year-old female from Vacaville, CA, who frequented relatives located in Novato, CA.
A forensic post mortem examination and toxicology testing have been scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019. The cause and manner of death will be pending the conclusion of the investigation being completed by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division. No further information will be released by the Coroner Division at this time, as this is an active and ongoing investigation. Any further questions regarding this incident should be directed to the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offer our best wishes and condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Arconti. Additionally, we ask you respect their privacy during this most difficult time.
Roger G. Fielding
Chief Deputy Coroner