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High ranking member of Congressman's staff found dead in Evansville hotel

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A high ranking member of Congressman Larry Bucshon's staff was found dead in an Evansville hotel room.

Although he held numerous positions on Bucshon's staff, 32-year-old Steven Reeves served most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director, based out of the Congressman's Evansville District Office.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Annie Groves says Reeves was found Wednesday in a room at the Fairfield Inn on Evansville's east side.

She says it appears Reeves died of natural causes.

He was originally from Princeton.

On Thursday night, Bucshon released a statement, calling Reeves a valued colleague and loyal friend, and a member of the family.

"For those of us fortunate enough to know Steven, he was a valued colleague and a loyal friend," said Bucshon. "But more than that, Steven was truly a member of our family and will be greatly missed. Motivated by a genuine compassion for others, he worked to help eradicate AIDS in Africa before serving the 8th District in our office.  He spent much of his life dedicated to serving his country, bettering his community, and improving the lives of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends through this difficult and private time."

He praised Reeves' service to others and sends his prayed to Reeves' family and friends.

Visitation will be at Colvin Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with services on Monday at 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton.

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