Latest Autopsy Stories

2006-05-05 15:26:01

MIAMI (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy whose beating by guards at a Florida boot camp was captured on videotape died of suffocation "due to actions of the guards," but not because of the beating, according to a second autopsy released on Friday. The autopsy found Martin Lee Anderson died because his mouth was blocked and he inhaled ammonia fumes, which resulted in a spasm in his vocal cords and a blockage in his airway. People who viewed the videotape have said it appeared the guards...

2006-04-14 15:44:27

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - An autopsy on Friday determined that a woman who died at Florida's Walt Disney World after riding Mission: SPACE had bleeding in the brain, according to a medical examiner. The official cause of death for Hiltrud Bluemel, 49, of Schmitten, Germany, will be determined following further examination of organs and toxicology testing, which could take six weeks. The medical examiner, Dr. Jan Garavaglia, reported signs that Bluemel suffered...

2006-03-14 13:57:17

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy who was beaten by guards at a Florida boot camp did not die of an undiagnosed blood disorder as a medical examiner had reported, a doctor hired by his family said on Tuesday. Martin Lee Anderson died on January 6 at a Panama City boot camp run by the Bay County Sheriff's Office. A surveillance videotape taken that day showed Anderson being beaten by several guards. "In my opinion, I think he (Anderson) died from what you...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'