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Coroner's Inspector's report


Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 002547-21E-2023
Case Description: Devlin Beauchamp death investigation

At the request of the 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 #:   2023-067
YCSD CASE #:   002547-21E-2023

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 the 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. May 20, 2023, and approximately 2:00 a.m. May 21, 2023. 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. on May 21, 2023, and transported to the Coroner's Office for an autopsy scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on May 22, 2023.

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 05/21/2023, 7:15 p.m.

//Luwinda Johnson, Coroner's Inspector


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