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  • Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn't cause death

    June 2, 2017 8:58 PM

    DETROIT - Autopsy reports show Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had sedatives and an anxiety drug in his system on the night he died by hanging himself in his Detroit hotel room. The reports say the drugs didn't contribute to the cause of death but don't elaborate. The reports were released... more »
  • Autopsy: Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

    May 18, 2017 1:53 PM

    DETROIT - A medical examiner has determined that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging in a Detroit hotel room following a concert. A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon. Two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited a police spokesman Cornell was found with "a band around... more »
  • Autopsy of Alton Sterling sealed from public by court order

    August 2, 2016 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A court order has been issued by a federal judge to keep the autopsy results of Alton Sterling sealed from the public. An additional court order was issued to seal the initial order to seal the autopsy, according to East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark. "Our... more »
  • EBR Coroner: DNA results will be needed to ID body found near Grosse Tete Play Video

    June 15, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office says DNA results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab will be needed to determine whether or not a body found near Grosse Tete belongs to missing school administrator Lyntell Washington. WATCH WBRZ NEWS 2 LIVE UPDATE ON FACEBOOK LIVE... more »
  • Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body

    April 22, 2016 10:16 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home, and that suicide isn't suspected in the musician's death. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released the information during a news conference Friday. The sheriff says the investigation... more »
  • Coroner's Office says Derrick Todd Lee died of heart disease

    March 16, 2016 4:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials say serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, who was suspected of killing seven women, died of heart disease. Chaillie Daniel, a representative for West Feliciana Parish Coroner, revealed the cause of death on Tuesday. Lee died Jan. 21, days after being taken to a hospital outside the Louisiana... more »
  • Medical examiner: Water, drugs led to Bobbi Kristina's death

    March 4, 2016 8:24 AM

    ATLANTA, GA.- A medical examiner says Bobbi Kristina Brown's face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to her death last year. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta released a statement Friday morning on the death as it prepares to release the full autopsy report. The... more »
  • Judge says she changed her mind on Scalia autopsy, decided it wasn't needed

    February 15, 2016 2:15 PM

    MARFA, Texas - A Texas judge says she initially determined that an autopsy should be conducted on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But Judge Cinderela Guevara says she changed her mind after speaking with Scalia's doctor -- who confirmed that the justice had a history of heart trouble and... more »
  • EBR Parish Coroner's Office to perform Derrick Todd Lee autopsy

    January 22, 2016 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The earliest reports from the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office autopsy of deceased serial killer Derrick Todd Lee indicate the man died of natural causes. The coroner is still waiting on final results from pathologists. Lee died Thursday at the age of 47. Earlier Friday,... more »
  • Coroner says gunman took own life in standoff Play Video

    July 30, 2015 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner's office says an accused killer shot himself in the head during a Wednesday night shootout with police and U.S. Marshals deputies in Baton Rouge. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office confirmed Thursday that 37-year-old Lawrence Blackburn, of Morgan City, was dead at the... more »
  • No obvious cause of death for Bobbi Kristina Brown

    July 27, 2015 4:27 PM

    ATLANTA - Medical examiners say the initial portion of their autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown has found no obvious cause of death or significant injuries. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office began its autopsy Monday on the daughter of singer Whitney Houston and said there was no evidence of... more »
  • Prosecutors say Sandra Bland's injuries consistent with suicide

    July 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    HEMPSTEAD - Investigators say no injuries consistent with a violent homicide were found during an autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail. Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam on Thursday discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in... more »
  • Coroner: No evidence B.B. King was poisoned before death

    July 13, 2015 7:13 PM

    LAS VEGAS - The coroner in Las Vegas says there's no evidence blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOO'-den-berg) said Monday that an autopsy sought by two of the musical icon's 11 adult children shows the cause... more »
  • Coroner rules boy's death as accidental drowning Play Video

    December 23, 2014 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner's office released a preliminary autopsy report Tuesday which ruled the death of a Baton Rouge child found submerged in a hole was accidental. Parish Coroner Beau Clark said 4-year-old Jassiah Clark's death was due to drowning and hypothermia. The child, who was reported missing... more »
  • Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    October 16, 2014 12:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor's... more »
  • Police: Infant found dead in Baton Rouge home

    October 13, 2014 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they responded to the death of a 6-week-old infant in Baton Rouge on Monday morning. The baby girl was found dead at a home on Big Bend Avenue just after midnight, according BRPD. Police said an autopsy on the infant is set for... more »
  • Coroner releases more details in child's death Play Video

    August 22, 2014 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coroner Beau Clark released more information Friday from an autopsy of a 5-year-old who died from child abuse. Clark said the preliminary cause of death for Jay'v'une Bergin was blunt force injuries to his head, which had multiple bruises on his face and neck as well... more »
  • Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    August 18, 2014 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday. Holder recently authorized a federal autopsy on the body... more »
  • APSO: Body found near levee is missing teen

    August 18, 2014 3:16 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said Monday that an autopsy confirmed a body found near the Donaldsonville levee is a missing Ascension Parish teen. Deputies found the body of Brandon Augusta, 15, on Aug. 14 about 50 feet off the road near the levee. Investigators said at the time that... more »
  • Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot

    August 17, 2014 11:56 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - A pathologist hired by the family of an unarmed Missouri teenager fatally shot by police says a bullet wound to his arm may have happened when he put his hands up, "but we don't know." Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells said Monday that an independent autopsy shows 18-year-old... more »

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