An autopsy on Monday morning found no evidence of inflicted trauma.
On February 1, 2013, the Whatcom County Medical Examiner's Office announced that Dylan had died of alcohol poisoning. His death was ruled an accident.
The bar is located on the 1100 block of Railroad Avenue (see map), reportedly near the area where Western Washington University students Blair Grandstrom and Dwight Clark and were found in 1995 and 2010, respectively.
On Saturday, December 15, 2012, the world lost Dylan James Boatman at the age of 25. Dylan was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and friend. He had the biggest smile and an even bigger heart. Everyone that knew Dylan was touched deeply by both. Dylan went to school in Lynden, where he played baseball and football and was also involved in chess and Young Life.
He will live on forever in his wife Rachel, his daughter Taylor Grace, and in the hearts of his friends and family. Dylan enjoyed simple pleasures in life, none more than spending time with his family. He focused his aspirations on providing a better life for them, when he wasn’t teaching somebody how to shoot or how to build something properly.
Dylan passed as an inspiration, a boy who grew into a man quickly while maintaining his personal charm and authenticity. Dylan was beginning to work towards his engineering degree while building solar panels at Itek Energy in Bellingham, WA.
A celebration of his life with reception following was held Saturday; Dec. 22, 2012 at North County Christ The King Community Church in Lynden, WA.
Memorial donations may be made at any Chase Bank in memory of Dylan for his daughter Taylor.
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