Carol J. Huser

Neurochemistry shapes the tragic trajectory of a life

Nicole Leigh Redhorse was only 34 years old, and her 2007 death was a tragedy with elements of sex, murder and betrayal. Nicole was young, beautiful, brilliant, beloved and an alcoholic.

Nicole’s alcohol addiction slowly became apparent after she graduated from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in 1995. I don’t know if her...

Dr. Carol J. Huser, a forensic pathologist, has served as La Plata County coroner since January 2003. Reach her at

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