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Office of the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner

DATE and HOUR AUTOPSY PERFORMED:
 11/26/2012 8:30 A.M. by

 Douglas Hargrove, M.D.
 555 Jackson Avenue
 Oxford, MS 38655
 662-234-XXXX (FAX 662-234-XXXX)

Assistant:

 

Victoria Witte, M.D.

 

Full Autopsy Performed

SUMMARY PRELIMINARY REPORT OF AUTOPSY

Name:
 DRUM, Monica

Coroner's Case #:
 2012-248

Date of Birth:
 01/01/1972

Age:
 40

Race:
 White

Sex:
 Female

Date of Death:
 11/25/2012

Body Identified by:
 Ernest Parrish, co-worker of the deceased

Case #
 003972-25K-2012

Investigative Agency:
 Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

EVIDENCE OF TREATMENT

N/A

 

EXTERNAL EXAMINATION - SUMMARY

The autopsy is begun at 8:30 a.m. on November 26, 2012. The body is presented in a black body bag. When first viewed, the deceased is clothed in a blue long-sleeved shirt, black pants, and black shoes. The hands are covered with paper bags, secured at the wrists with rubber bands.

The body is that of a well-nourished, normally developed white female measuring 66 inches and weighing 125 pounds, and appearing generally consistent with the stated age of 40 years. Preservation is good on the unembalmed body. The body is cold to the touch following refrigeration.

The head hair is brunette with a maximal length of 14.75 inches. The body hair is female and average. The irides are brown, and the eyes are partially open. The nose and ears are unremarkable. The teeth are natural with some amalgam restorations.

The chest is of normal contour, and the breasts are female and contain no palpable masses. The abdomen is flat, and the pelvis is intact. The external genitalia are female and unremarkable, and there is no evidence of injury. The back is symmetrical. The upper and lower extremities are symmetric, normally developed and intact. The hands and nails are clean and evidence no injury.

There are no residual scars, markings or additional tattoos.

 

INTERNAL EXAMINATION - SUMMARY

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: The brain weighs 1,100 grams and is within normal limits. Significant injury consistent with a gunshot wound is observed. (Injury 1)

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM: The musculoskeletal system is intact, unremarkable and within normal limits.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: The oral cavity shows no lesions. The mucosa is intact and there are no injuries to the lips, teeth or gums. There is no obstruction of the airway. Cervical spine is in the midline and essentially unremarkable. The mucosa of the epiglottis, glottis, piriform sinuses, trachea and major bronchi are anatomic. A perforating injury traversing the trachea is observed. (Injury 2). No mucosal lesions are seen. The hyoid bondjchi e hyoi4 spine y. The body is cold to the touch following refrigeration.

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