Texas official: Scalia suffered heart attack

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack, Presidio County Judge Cinderella Guevara told a Dallas-Fort Worth television station on Sunday.

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Guevara pronounced Scalia dead at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday and ordered an autopsy after reviewing the case with a U.S. Marshall and talking to Scalia’s doctor.

Scalia was visiting a ranch in Presido County with friends on a hunting trip when he passed away.

At the family’s request, the body was moved from the ranch to El Paso, Texas, where it will be prepared to be flown back to the East Coast, tentatively on Tuesday.

Scalia was 79.

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