A trust fund has been established for the 13-month-old daughter of a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy who died Saturday.

Deputy Christopher Philip Back was dead on arrival at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, according to Fayette County Sheriff Bill Laird.

Investigators are still trying to determine how Back died.

He was found unconscious and unresponsive in a car alongside a roadway in Ansted.

His body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in South Charleston to determine the cause of death.

In the meantime, the trust fund for Back’s daughter, Jada Elizabeth Back, has been set up at the Alloy Federal Credit Union, according to Laird.

“Contributions can be mailed to the Jada Elizabeth Trust Back Fund, c/o Alloy Federal Credit Union, 129 N. Court St., Fayetteville, WV 25840,” Laird said.

According to previously published reports, at 2:23 p.m. Saturday, a caller to the Fayette 911 center reported a person was unconscious and unresponsive inside a car alongside an Ansted roadway.

When investigators arrived on the scene they found the 23-year-old deputy unconscious in the car.

Emergency medical services and personnel from the Ansted Fire Department forced their way inside the car and tried to resuscitate Back before he was transported to the hospital.

Back was not known to have any persisting medical conditions that could have contributed to his death, Laird said.

Back was with the department less than three months.

He was scheduled to attend the West Virginia State Police Academy in May, Laird said.

Before his employment with the sheriff’s department, he served in the U.S. Air Force and received an honorable discharge.

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