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Cause of Death Announced for Grad Student Found in River

Coroner says Jelani Day, 25, drowned in Illinois River; Day's family says he was murdered

(Newser) - Update: Jelani Day, the Illinois State University grad student found dead in the Illinois River on Sept. 4, died by drowning, a coroner announced Monday. LaSalle County Coroner Richard Ploch noted the autopsy wasn't ideal, as the body had decomposed and been visited by predators. Still, "there was...

Coroner Releases Results of Gabby Petito Autopsy

He says the cause of death was strangulation

(Newser) - Gabby Petito died by strangulation, a Wyoming coroner disclosed Tuesday. After the 22-year-old's body was found last month, Teton County Coroner Brent Blue ruled that the death was a homicide . Petito's remains were found in Grand Teton National Park on Sept. 19 and Blue said Tuesday that the...

'1, 2, 3!,' a Leap Into the Water, Then: 'Help!'

More details on 'Glee' star Naya Rivera's final moments in new autopsy, investigative reports

(Newser) - Details released in July already laid out that Naya Rivera died by accidental drowning . Now, an update reveals more of what happened in her final moments, including information obtained from her young son, who was with her on California's Lake Piru when she died. Per full autopsy and investigative...

On One Point, the Competing George Floyd Autopsies Agree

His death was a homicide, they both conclude

(Newser) - George Floyd's family disagrees with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office on Floyd's cause of death—but the medical examiner did classify his death as a homicide. On that point the two autopsies (one performed by the ME's office and one ordered by Floyd's family...

What Happened to Ahmaud Arbery, per His Autopsy

13 shotgun pellets exited his back, 11 remained embedded in his chest, medical examiner finds

(Newser) - Ahmaud Arbery died of "multiple shotgun wounds sustained during a struggle for the shotgun," according to an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The April 1 autopsy report concluded the 25-year-old was shot three times on Feb. 23, including twice in the chest. Eleven shotgun pellets were...

Autopsy: Blood Clot Killed Brother of Lori Vallow

Case remains active, detectives say

(Newser) - A pulmonary blood clot killed the brother of an Idaho woman who's facing charges in the disappearance of her children—a case that attracted worldwide attention with revelations of her doomsday beliefs and connection to three mysterious deaths. Autopsy and toxicology reports were released Friday for Alex Cox, who...

Forensic Expert Suggests Epstein Was Murdered
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Forensic Expert Suggests Epstein Was Murdered

Neck fractures imply homicidal strangulation: Dr. Michael Baden

(Newser) - A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's brother says the financier may have been murdered inside his Manhattan prison cell on Aug. 10. "There's evidence here of homicide that should be investigated," Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who witnessed the autopsy,...

Experts Have Different Take on Epstein's Broken Neck Bones

'Actually suggests much more strongly that it was hanging'

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy appears to have created more questions than answers , but one reporter says the conspiracy theories may be unnecessary. Writing for CNN Business , Oliver Darcy notes the Washington Post story that set the internet abuzz reported on Epstein's post-mortem, which found "multiple breaks in his...

Stress, Starvation Likely Killed Teen in Jungle

Nora Quoirin suffered intestinal damage, internal bleeding

(Newser) - A London teenager who vanished from a remote resort in Malaysia earlier this month likely died as a result of starvation and stress just over a mile from her family, according to an autopsy. The findings back up a police theory that 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, born with a neurological disorder...

Big Find in Epstein Autopsy Leads to New Questions

Epstein had broken bones in neck

(Newser) - If you thought the conspiracy theories swirling around the death of Jeffrey Epstein were already in overdrive, get ready for the next level. That's because an autopsy has been performed on the accused sex trafficker, believed to have taken his own life last week, and an eyebrow-raising find was...

'More Information Needed' After Epstein Autopsy

Cause of death still pending, medical examiner says

(Newser) - An autopsy has been completed on Jeffrey Epstein—but the cause of death is still "pending further information," according to the New York City medical examiner's office. Barbara Sampson, the city’s chief medical examiner, says a private pathologist observed the autopsy Sunday at the request of...

Here's What Rhoden Family Massacre Autopsy Reports Say

Journalists were allowed to view the preliminary reports

(Newser) - It's been two years since the Rhoden family massacre in Pike County, Ohio, and while the killings remain stubbornly unsolved, more details of the crime itself have now emerged. That's thanks to a ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court, which allowed journalists to see the preliminary autopsy reports...

Official Stephon Clark Autopsy Not in Step With First One

It says 7 bullets hit him, not 8

(Newser) - In the wake of Stephon Clark's death at the hands of Sacramento police, his family had pathologist Bennet Omalu, of NFL concussion fame, conduct a private autopsy. It potentially damningly found he had been shot eight times, mostly in the back . On Tuesday the official autopsy was released, and...

Vegas Gunman Autopsy: Bad Teeth, Overweight, No Drugs

No substances in Stephen Paddock's system that would have caused aggressiveness

(Newser) - The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern US history—his body didn't hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior. In fact, it showed he was...

Famed Forensic Pathologist Quits Over Macabre Goings-On

Dr. Bennet Omalu says Sheriff-Coroner Steve Moore asked him to do improper things

(Newser) - Two forensic pathologists—one famous, as far as forensic pathologists go—have amassed more than 100 pages of notes since May, and the details they contain are in some cases macabre. Susan Parson resigned her post with San Joaquin County last week; Dr. Bennet Omalu—known for his CTE-related discoveries...

Chester Bennington Autopsy Results Released

Singer had traces of alcohol in his system

(Newser) - Chester Bennington, the Linkin Park frontman who hanged himself in July , had a small amount of alcohol in his system but urine tests did not detect the drug Ecstasy despite an initial "presumptive positive," according to an autopsy and toxicology report seen by TMZ . The Los Angeles County...

Mystery of George Michael's Death Is Brought to a Close

Coroner says it was natural causes, brought on by heart disease and a fatty liver

(Newser) - What was once deemed "inconclusive" has now arrived at a conclusion, though that conclusion may be cold comfort to fans, friends, and family. Early autopsy results on George Michael couldn't peg what caused his Christmas Day death , but on Tuesday, a UK coroner announced the 53-year-old singer had...

No Answers in George Michael Autopsy Results

'Inconclusive,' police say

(Newser) - Initial autopsy results on George Michael are in, and it looks like … we'll have to wait a little longer for insight into the singer's death. "The cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out," according to a statement from Thames...

Teens' Bodies Were Left Posed Behind Publix

Including one left in a 'sexually explicit fashion'

(Newser) - One of two victims found dead behind a Publix grocery store in Georgia earlier this month was naked, her body placed in a "sexually explicit fashion," according to an autopsy. Natalie Henderson's body also revealed she had been shot in the head at close range, reports the...

Ohio Murder Victims May Have Put Up a Fight

Autopsies show some had soft tissue bruising

(Newser) - While authorities say some of the victims of Ohio's "execution-style" killings died in their sleep, others may have put up a fight. Autopsies show some members of the Rhoden family had soft tissue bruising, suggesting they resisted their killer or killers, the Pike County Medical Examiner said Tuesday,...

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