Office of the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner

DATE and HOUR AUTOPSY PERFORMED:
2/15/2019, 2:00 p.m. by

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

 

Assistant:

Victoria Witte, M.D.

***RUSH*** 

Full Autopsy Performed

SUMMARY PRELIMINARY REPORT OF AUTOPSY

Name:
 WARNER, Rolf

Coroner's Case #:
 2019-038

Date of Birth:
 7/11/1982

Age:
 37

Race:
 White

Sex:
 Male

Date of Death:
 2/15/2019

Body Identified by:
 German passport (tentative)

Case #
 000809-15B-2019

Investigative Agency:
 Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

EVIDENCE OF TREATMENT

N/A

 

EXTERNAL EXAMINATION - SUMMARY

The autopsy is begun at 2:00 p.m. on February 15, 2019. The body is presented in a black body bag. At the time of examination, the body is clothed in a black medium to heavyweight coat, a white cotton t-shirt, black denim jeans, and black shoes. A pair of wire-rimmed prescription eyeglasses is also present, hooked over the left ear but otherwise displaced.

The body is that of a normally developed, well nourished Caucasian male measuring 69½ inches in length, weighing 180 pounds, and appearing generally consistent with the stated age of thirty-seven years. The body is cold and unembalmed with pronounced rigor and posterior fixed lividity.

The scalp is covered by short, 1/8" long, brown hair. The skull is symmetric and intact. The eyes are open and the irises are blue. The teeth are natural and well maintained.

The anterior chest is of normal contour and is intact. The abdomen is protuberant and the pelvis is intact. The external genitalia are male and unremarkable. The back is symmetrical and intact. The body hair is male and average.

The upper and lower extremities are symmetric, normally developed and intact. The hands and nails are clean and evidence no injury.

There is a tattoo on the upper right arm reading "Liebster Elena." There are no other residual scars, markings or tattoos.

INTERNAL EXAMINATION - SUMMARY

All organs are within normal limits. No underlying pathological disease conditions or congenital anomalies were observed.

Approximately 100 ml of partially digested semisolid food is found in the stomach with the presence of fragments of light-colored bread or pastry-like material consistent with doughnuts.

Additional details will be available in the final report.

DESCRIPTION OF INJURIES - SUMMARY

One sharp force, penetrating wound to the head resulting in craniocerebral injury.

The blow was administered to the left side of the head approximately 1.75 inches superior to the left orbit. Depth of penetration is approximately 3 inches into the scalp, skull and brain tissue of the frontal lobe with associated hemorrhages.

The size of the entry wound is approximately 3/4-inch in diameter and is tapered or pointed at approximately 30 degrees to a 1/8-inch diameter at the base.

Opinion: This is a fatal injury.

TOXICOLOGIC STUDIES

Additional analysis is ongoing.

Drug Screen Results:

Blood Ethanol: None
Urine Drugs: None
Clinicopathological Correlation: None

Millicent Schmid, Ph.D.
Chief Toxicologist
February 16, 2019

EVIDENCE COLLECTED

1. Samples of hair, blood (type A+), urine, bile, and tissue (heart, lung, brain, kidney, liver, spleen)

2. Thirteen (13) autopsy photographs

3. Two (2) postmortem x-rays

4. Two (2) standard fingerprint cards

5. One (1) men's coat, black

6. One (1) pair men's denim jeans, blue

7. One (1) men's shirt, long-sleeved, white

8. One (1) pair men's boxer-style underwear, plaid

8. One (1) pair men's shoes, black

9. One (1) pair wire rim prescription eyeglasses

Clothing, eyeglasses, hair sample, blood sample, urine sample and one of the fingerprint cards transferred to Crime Lab for further analysis and comparison.

OPINION

Time of Death: Body temperature, rigor and livor mortis, and other factors approximate the time of death between approximately 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on 2/15/19.

Cause of Death: Sharp force, penetrating cranial trauma

Manner of Death: Homicide

 

//Manish Agarwal, M.D.
Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office
February 16, 2019

 

 

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