The Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore confirmed that a man who was found dead in his house in January died of "snake envenomation."
The news was released from the Charles County Sheriff's Department Wednesday, when the department identified the man as David Riston. He was 49 when he died.
Riston was found dead at his home located in the 5500 block of Raphael Drive in Pomfret on Jan. 19. Police said he was surrounded by 124 venomous and nonvenomous snakes.