An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the US student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma.
The Hamilton County coroner’s office was conferring with doctors at a Cincinnati hospital who treated Otto Warmbier, 22, before reaching any conclusions about his death a day earlier, investigator Daryl Zornes said.
Investigators were reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes said.
He declined to estimate how long it would take for the coroner’s office to complete its inquiry. Preliminary autopsy findings had been expected on Tuesday or Wednesday.
There was no immediate word from the family about why relatives declined an autopsy, which may have shed more light on the cause of the neurological injuries that left him in a coma.
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Here is what the Ohio Bar Association says about autopsies in the state:
If he was my son, I'd want to know exactly why he died. I would not hinder the autopsy.
And by the way, an autopsy should have been performed on Justice Scalia, too.