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Coroner: Lottery Winner Murdered With Cyanide

Urooj Khan's death officially ruled a homicide, but no no clues emerge

(Newser) - It's official: Urooj Khan didn't die of natural causes. Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina today ruled the lottery winner's death a homicide, saying he'd died of cyanide toxicity and confirming his initial diagnosis in January, CNN reports. But because there's no cyanide left in... More »

Natalie Wood's Body Bruised Before She Drowned: Coroner

But new report leaves cause of death 'undetermined'

(Newser) - Natalie Wood's body had bruises and scratches that she likely suffered before drowning in the Pacific Ocean on a November night in 1981, according to a new coroner's report. "The location of the bruises, the multiplicity of the bruises, lack of head trauma, or facial bruising support... More »

UK Spy's Death Likely Unsolvable: Coroner

She speculates that MI6 itself may have killed Gareth Williams

(Newser) - A UK coroner has concluded that Gareth Williams probably didn't lock himself in the sports bag his body was found in, meaning his death was "on the balance of probabilities" unlawful, but says she's otherwise stumped as to how the MI6 code-breaker died. Dr. Fiona Wilcox issued... More »

Whitney Houston's Body Covered With Scars

Missing 11 teeth; showed signs of heart, liver disease

(Newser) - Whitney Houston's troubled history was written on her body. A mix of scars, cuts, burns, and abrasions—most of them several years old—riddled the body of the 48-year-old singer, according to the coroner's report. Besides the burns she suffered during her death in a hotel bathtub and... More »

Jackson Autopsy Results Delayed Indefinitely

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner's office has delayed the release of Michael Jackson's autopsy results indefinitely after meeting with police investigators, the Los Angeles Times reports. Officials, who earlier said that the results would probably be out next week, now say they have no idea when they will be made... More »

Coroner Delays Release of Jackson Autopsy

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner's office says release of Michael Jackson's autopsy results will be delayed. Officials had said they planned to make the reports public this week, but Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said today the announcement will probably not come until next week. Winter did not discuss reasons... More »

Doctors Could Face Charges in Jackson's Death

Anyone who gave the pop star Diprivan was 'reckless, outrageous'

(Newser) - If all the reports and rumors swirling around Michael Jackson’s death are accurate, his doctors should be worried, Time reports. Police have indicated that they’re considering criminal charges, and the investigation reportedly centers on those doctors. TMZ has reported that Jackson may have been administered Diprivan, which is... More »

Cop May Have Caused Death at G20 Protest

(Newser) - A second autopsy of the man who died during recent G20 protests in London revealed that abdominal bleeding, not a heart attack, killed him, the New York Times reports. The follow-up by a board looking into police misconduct did not specify what caused the bleeding. But Ian Tomlinson was filmed... More »

Abdul Stalker Committed Suicide by Overdose

(Newser) - The American Idol hopeful and Paula Abdul fan found dead outside the celebrity’s LA home in November committed suicide with prescription drugs, the AP reports. A coroner’s report, delayed for toxicology tests, did not specify which drugs killed Paula Goodspeed. Police had long suspected suicide, though no note... More »

Diana Coroner Dismisses Conspiracy

Duke of Edinburgh, British intelligence not to blame for Princess' death

(Newser) - Diana wasn't the victim of a murder plot, her coroner told an inquest jury today after six months of testimony. Lord Justice Scott Baker told jurors to decide either that the Princess and Dodi died in an accident, or as result of gross negligence—her driver's or the paparazzi's. But... More »

Coroner Doesn't Know Why Kanye's Mom Died

Autopsy fails to turn up official cause

(Newser) - An autopsy of rapper Kanye West's mother has failed to turn up an official cause of death, E! Online reports. A report by the Los Angeles coroner said that Donda West suffered from coronary disease as well as post-operative problems from liposuction and breast-reduction surgery, but that "the final... More »

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