Vanderburgh County Coroner

State hospital worker drowned in lake

Apr 9, 2018

The Vanderburgh County Coroner has released the identity of the man who died on the Evansville State Hospital grounds. 

Authorities said 65-year-old Keith Lamb of Evansville was riding a large lawn mower when the vehicle slid into a lake last week.

Police said the mower overturned and pinned Lamb in several feet of water.

Investigators said lamb was underwater for some time before being discovered.

The coroner’s office said in an email that an autopsy determined that Lamb drowned.

Authorities said Lamb was an employee of the State Hospital.

Suicides on the rise

Aug 14, 2014

The death of actor-comedian Robin Williams is shining more light on depression and suicide.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Annie Groves tells the Evansville Courier and Press that after a high-profile suicide such as that of Williams, suicides locally tend to increase. She says it often “gives people the courage” to take their own lives.

Whether Williams’ self-inflicted death on Monday will trigger suicides in the region remains to be seen. Regardless, local suicides are on track to eclipse the totals of the last three years.