An autopsy reveals that Aaliyah suffered serious trauma after the plane crash that left her and eight others dead. The singer was killed by severe burns and a blow to the head. Pathologist:
Aaliyah went into such a state of shock, even if she had survived the crash, recovery would have been near impossible.
Cause of death revealed
The singer’s death ruled to be due to blood clot in his ankle. The Idol finalist was found dead in his friend’s apartment after being sent home from the doctor due to swelling in his leg from a twisted ankle. American Society of Hematology vice president, Charles Abrams:
Blood clots are an under-appreciated killer in this country
Hanged self, cut wrists
Marin County’s assistant chief deputy coroner, Keith Boyd, reveals that Williams hanged himself in his California home and died by asphyxia and he suspended himself from a belt wedged between a door and a door frame in a seated position just off the ground. When found by his assistant, Williams’ right shoulder was pressed against the door, and rigor mortis indicated that Williams was dead for several hours before he was found
He was suspended, as I indicated, from the belt, which was wedged between the door and the door frame . . . in a seated position, slightly suspended off the ground.
Boyd also there was what appeared to be blood on the blade of a pocketknife found “in close proximity to Mr. Williams,” and that cuts on William’s wrist were superficial and recent. Boyd refused to discuss a suicide note.
The Brown’s family pathologist, Michael Baden, reveals that Brown is shot six times, including twice in the head. Six bullets entered Brown’s body and at least two bullets ricocheted and traveled back through his body. Brown may have survived all of the wounds except for the shot to the top of his head. A final autopsy report will need the study of Brown’s clothes to verify if they contained any gunshot residue, which will show if one shot was fired at close range.
Attorney Benjamin Crump:
It’s so hard for his mother and father to even deal with the notion that this is what happened. It’s obvious his hands were up at some point because you can tell how the bullet goes from in and out.
The Medical Examiner’s Office completes the physical examination of Rivers body however, further information will be needed to determine exactly how she died. Medical Examiner’s Office:
We can’t find a clear cause and manner of death.
Autopsy shows high impact injury
Gray’s autopsy reveals he died from a high impact injury which broke his spine.
The injury, similar to those suffered in shallow-water diving, was most likely caused when the van suddenly decelerated.
Leaked autopsy report condemned
Gray’s autopsy report is leaked to the media. The Maryland medical examiner and prosecutor’s office states they had refused to release the report. There are no details as to who the leak happened or who is responsible but the State’s Attorney condemns the leak. Mosby:
I want to make it very clear that the state’s attorney’s office did not release the Freddie Gray autopsy report. As I have repeatedly stated, I strongly condemn anyone with access to trial evidence who has leaked information prior to the resolution of this case.
Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office will hold an autopsy to evaluate Brown’s death. No date has been released, but said additional lab testing might take several weeks. Medical Examiner:
The Roswell Police Department continues its investigation into the circumstances preceding and surrounding the time of the original incident leading to her death. Interpretation of autopsy findings and other information will also be challenging. However, an autopsy could be helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of her unresponsiveness and eventual death.
Autopsy confirms burned alive
Dawabsheh’s autopsy confirms that the he was burned alive. PA Minister of Justice Saqqa says there is soot inside the baby’s body, indicating that he was still alive when his body caught fire.
[The body is] blackened, his features had melted, parts of his extremities disintegrated from the burns, while parts of the lungs and rib cage had melted.