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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Autopsy results reveal little in Talajia Dorsey murder case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2014 10:23 PM

    CONVENT - Medical examiners finished Talajia Dorsey's preliminary autopsy results Thursday and could not find a cause of death. Sheriff Willy Martin told WBRZ News 2, the results were inconclusive because the 12-year-old's body was left in the elements for six days. She was found near a cane field along... more »
  • Twins were dead 3 years and no one noticed

    April 2, 2014 7:45 PM

    CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE- Two elderly twins found dead in side-by-side recliners in their home were identified by autopsy but authorities in Tennessee don't know how they died. Mystery surrounds the deaths of 63-year-old twins Andrew and Anthony Thompson who died three years ago but were discovered just this week. ... more »
  • Grape drink death

    February 6, 2014 7:44 PM

    SURGIONSVILLE, TENNESSEE- An autopsy shows a five-year-old girl died from being forced to drink more than two liters of grape soda and water and her father and his wife are charged with murder. Alexa Linboom was brought to a hospital emergency room by her father, blue and unresponsive. ... more »
  • Autopsy: Radio host Kraddick had enlarged heart

    July 29, 2013 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana coroner's office says a preliminary autopsy found that popular radio and TV host David "Kidd" Kraddick had an enlarged heart and blocked arteries, and probably developed an irregular heartbeat. Dr. Granville Morse, a deputy coroner in the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office, says Kraddick collapsed while... more »
  • Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

    June 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner. The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner... more »
  • Body from burned cabin ID'ed as killer ex-cop

    February 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - San Bernardino County officials confirmed the remains found in a burned out cabin is that of former Los Angeles Police officer turned alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner. A sheriff's office spokeswoman said dental records helped confirm Dorner's remains. Dorner was wanted for the deaths... more »
  • Missing shooting victim's body found in canal

    December 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Fishermen found the body of a missing shooting victim last night, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the body of Tony Rodriguez Jr. was found last night by fishermen in a canal off Myles Road in Iberville Parish. He appeared to... more »
  • Denver mail carrier steps past man who died

    November 12, 2012 12:41 PM

    DENVER - The U.S. Postal Service is defending a mail carrier who walked past a Denver man who collapsed and died near his front door. Dale Porch was dropped off at home last week after working the night shift for the Regional Transportation District but never made it inside. Family... more »
  • Rodney King death ruled accidental

    August 23, 2012 1:19 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Southern California police say Rodney King's death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Rialto police tell the San Bernardino Sun that the county medical examiner's report shows King had numerous drugs such as PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system when he died in June. The... more »
  • Shunick's body released to family

    August 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The body of Mickey Shunick was returned to her family, according to the Lafayette Parish Coroner. Shunick's family plans to have a private funeral for friends and family and a public memorial to celebrate Mickey's life. The date of the public memorial has not been set. Shunick... more »
  • Tool believed used in killing of Ohio girl, 5

    August 15, 2012 12:52 PM

    CINCINNATI - A sheriff says investigators believe a man used a tool to beat his 5-year-old niece to death in southern Ohio. Highland County Sheriff Ron Ward says authorities have the tool they earlier described as a sickle or scythe. But a sheriff's detective says authorities aren't completely certain and... more »
  • Autopsy for woman allegedly shot by husband in ICU

    August 6, 2012 12:34 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - A coroner's office has scheduled an autopsy for a northeast Ohio woman who was shot in her hospital bed, allegedly by her husband of 45 years. Capt. Dan Zampelli says an initial court appearance for 66-year-old John Wise likely wouldn't come until at least Tuesday. He says... more »
  • Coroner: Hemsley died of natural cause; no autopsy

    July 25, 2012 12:49 PM

    EL PASO, Texas - The El Paso medical examiner's office says Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson in the television sitcom "The Jeffersons," died of natural causes and that no autopsy will be performed. Coroner's office administration manager Irene Santiago said Wednesday that the 74-year-old actor had been ill. She... more »
  • Investigators waiting on autopsy in Albert Hart death

    July 23, 2012 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a death over the weekend in Baton Rouge has not been ruled a homicide. Police found a person deceased in the area of 500 Albert Hart on Sunday. A spokesperson said there were no obvious signs of foul play. An autopsy was scheduled... more »
  • Giant hairy spiders spark panic in northeast India

    June 5, 2012 12:46 PM

    GAUHATI, India - Officials say colonies of giant biting spiders have attacked villagers and sparked panic in remote northeast India. But they say locals' attempts to treat the painful swelling caused by the bites may be more dangerous than the spiders themselves. Two bite victims have died in Tinsukia district.... more »
  • Davy Jones autopsy results

    April 5, 2012 4:28 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH - An autopsy report confirms Monkees star Davy Jones died of a heart attack. The report showed the 66-year-old Jones had severe build-up in his heart's arteries. Toxicology reports came back negative for any signs of drugs in his system other than cannabinoids, a class of drugs... more »
  • Houston died from drowning, coroner says

    March 22, 2012 4:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coroner's officials have ruled Whitney Houston died by drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors. The announcement Thursday ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11. Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the... more »
  • Woman to be Compensated for bogus Charge

    March 20, 2012 7:48 PM

    Alabama took the first step in paying a woman $119,000 after she spent nine months in jail on a capital murder charge that came from a botched autopsy on her baby. The Senate General Fund committee approved the payment for Bridget Lee. She was arrested after she had a child... more »
  • Coroner seeking Houston medical, pharmacy records

    February 15, 2012 11:33 AM

    LOS ANGELES- A Los Angeles County official says his office has issued subpoenas for medical and pharmacy records from Whitney Houston's doctors and medical providers. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says the request is standard procedure in virtually all death investigations because it can shed additional light on how people... more »
  • British authorities look into death of woman found at royal estate

    January 3, 2012 1:30 PM

    LONDON - An autopsy has been conducted on the woman whose body was found at the rural estate in England where Queen Elizabeth and her family celebrated the New Year. Authorities are still trying to learn the woman's identity, and find out how she died. They are treating the case... more »
  • FAMU Student had major bleeding in back, shoulder

    December 21, 2011 1:16 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - New autopsy details show a Florida A&M student and band member whose death last month uncovered a hazing culture at the school had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder. The full autopsy released Wednesday shows Robert Champion suffered heavy bleeding in tissue under his skin... more »
  • Autopsy shows "victim" died of heart attack

    December 12, 2011 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An autopsy revealed today shows the man found dead in what was thought to be domestic disturbance, actually died from a heart attack. Police say the body of 37-year-old Terry Grigsby was found outside a home on Cammy Avenue on Friday. His girlfriend was being questioned... more »
  • Police release autopsy results from wrong-way crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2011 3:15 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police say autopsy results didn't turn up any medical indications as to why an Oregon woman went the wrong way on the interstate earlier this week, killing herself and one other driver in a head-on collision. Brenda Quiett of Portland, Ore. was identified as the driver... more »
  • Death of Baton Rouge toddler ruled a murder

    October 24, 2011 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The death of a one-year-old child is described as "suspicious" by Baton Rouge Police today after the child was found unresponsive early Sunday morning at a home which contained three other neglected children and several stolen items. Thirty-year-old Brandon Tate, 23-year-old Randy Parker and 21-year-old Kierra... more »
  • No foul play suspected in LDWF Agent's death

    October 3, 2011 5:46 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH - Sgt. Paul Stuckey, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agent found dead near the Old Ferry Landing Friday, was not the victim of foul play according to the West Feliciana Parish Coroner's Office. The coroner says the forensic autopsy, along with the results of other agencies' investigations,... more »
  • Autopsy: NYC boy was given drugs, then smothered

    July 20, 2011 12:46 PM

    NEW YORK - The medical examiner says an 8-year-old New York City boy who was abducted off a Brooklyn street, killed and dismembered last week was given a combination of drugs before he was smothered. Police say Leiby Kletzky got lost leaving day camp and asked the suspect for... more »
  • Body of missing boater found in Lake Maurepas

    May 24, 2011 10:36 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The body of a missing boater was found this morning in Lake Maurepas, according to authorities. Adam Einck with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the body of Hubert Aucoin, 38, was recovered around 7 a.m. from the lake in Livingston Parish. According to... more »
  • Miss. mother receives $5M bond in death of child

    March 3, 2011 1:19 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A Greenville judge has set bond at $5 million for Terrie A. Robinson, who is charged with murder in the death of her 3-year-old son whose body was found in an oven. The Delta Democrat Times reports bond was set by City Judge Michael Prewitt during Robinson's... more »

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