The coroner's inspector provided a summary of her preliminary assessment

Preliminary assessment


Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 003331-01G-2018
Case Description: Devlin Beauchamp death investigation

At the request of Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department, Coroner's Inspector Luwinda Johnson provided a layman's summary of her preliminary pre-autopsy assessment.



Coroner's Inspector's Preliminary Report


 NAME:   Beauchamp, Devlin Whitmore
CORONER'S CASE #:   2018-92
YCSD CASE #:   003331-01G-2018

Upon initial examination, Devlin Beauchamp's death appears to be the result of multiple blows to the head inflicted with extreme force using a blunt instrument. The exact number of blows is undetermined at this time.

At the time of discovery, the body was in an advanced state of rigor mortis. This observation, in conjunction with assessment of the body temperature, ambient temperature and other factors affecting body temperature dissipation, supports a preliminary time of death estimate of approximately 10–14 hours prior to initial examination of the body.

At the time of this report's filling, the estimated probable time frame for the time of death is between approximately 10:00 p.m. June 30, 2018, and approximately 2:00 a.m. July 1, 2018. Additional information regarding the time of death may be discovered during the autopsy.

The body was removed from the scene at approximately 6:30 p.m. July 1, 2018, and transported to the Coroner's Office for an autopsy, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on July 2, 2018.

Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp was officially pronounced dead at the scene based on the Coroner's Inspector's examination of the body in situ. Official pronouncement on time and cause of death is pending autopsy results.

SUBMITTED 07/01/2018, 7:15 p.m.

//Luwinda Johnson, Coroner's Inspector

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