MCSO investigates death of New Hampshire snowboarder


Chelone Miller, 29

Chelone Miller, 29

Coroner’s Investigation into the death of a New Hampshire man

On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, 2013, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive male in the Mammoth Lakes area.

Chelone N. Miller, age 29, of Easton, New Hampshire, was found unresponsive in his van in the Mammoth Lakes area. Mono County Paramedics, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, it was determined that Mr. Miller was deceased. Cause of death is currently being investigated by the Mono County Sheriff’s Department pending autopsy results. Foul play is not suspected in the cause of death.

Miller was well known in the snowboard circuit. His brother is also an athlete, Olympic gold medalist skier, Bode Miller. According to the Associated Press, Miller hoped to make the U.S. squad in snowboardcross for the 2014 games.

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4 Responses to MCSO investigates death of New Hampshire snowboarder

  1. sierragrl April 9, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    the major media is reporting he died from a seizure…possibly related to the after affects of a motorcycle accident in the past. Doesn’t sound like he did anything wrong or died from sleeping in his car. Sorry you lost a friend.

    • Dangerous pastimes. April 17, 2013 at 5:32 am #

      Snowboarding (like playing with guns) can be a dangerous sport.
      I know I get nervous when around them on the hill (how can they see you?)
      And speaking of guns …

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers took their first step toward moving a package of gun control bills Tuesday, following tough firearm and ammunition restrictions enacted in several other states in the wake of recent shooting rampages.

      Way to go California!

  2. NO WAY ChILI April 8, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    Not a very good finding. Sleeping in his VAN, WTF. He has enough friends in town were he didn’t have to Live or Sleep in his Rig? AH Chili I really hope this story doesn’t get any worse.What’s Happen can never be changed. I hope we all learn from this lost. If a friend is in need of a roof,couch,shower and social interaction, Take charge and demand there Safety First and invite them in with true meaning that you want them to stay with you. J.P

    • cat April 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      “NO WAY ChiLi” you are a sheep my friend. Sleep well at night dreaming of realities you know nothing about. He had many a friend, he had a roof over his head, he was found by a friend who realized he was not in his room.

      Some compassion for those who found him.


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