Coroner's summary report (1987)



NAME: Kevin Gilmore
DOB: 3/26/67
AGE: 20
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 190 lbs
PATH MD: T. Sweeney
AUTOPSY NO: 11L-1987
DEATH D/T: 12/12-13/87 (estimated)
AUTOPSY D/T: 12/14/87 @ 0830



I. Diabetic ketoacidosis

II. Dehydration

III. Nasal fracture

IV. Abrasions and contusions with evidence of blunt force trauma on the left cheek and feet; defensive wounds on the hands and arms

Postmortem Examination: Kevin Gilmore

External Examination:

The body is that of a well-developed, well-nourished twenty-year-old white male measuring 73" in length and weighing 190 lbs. Rigor mortis is resolved. Livor mortis is present and fixed on the left side of the body. The hair is short and medium brown. The irides are green. The nose is fractured. The ears are unremarkable. The teeth are natural. The chest is symmetrical. The abdomen is flat. The external genitalia are unremarkable. The upper and lower extremities show no deformities. There are contusions and abrasions on the face, upper extremities and feet. Skin is dry.


Clothing includes blue jeans, size 33/32; blue hooded Ole Miss Basketball sweatshirt, size L, black short-sleeved t-shirt, size L; white socks and sneakers, size 12; and white underwear. A small amount of debris visually consistent with sawdust or wood dust was observed on the clothing. Samples were collected and submitted to the State Crime Lab for analysis.

Evidence of Injury:

Contusions throughout the orbital area consistent with aftereffects of nasal fracture, appear reddish-purple in color and antemortem.

Abrasions and contusion to the left cheek area consistent with moderate blunt force trauma, appear reddish-purple in color and antemortem.

Nasal fracture is unhealed and antemortem.

Contusions on the upper arms consistent with finger marks from medium to large hands, appear reddish purple in color and antemortem.

Abrasions and contusions on the lower arms consistent with defensive wounds, appear reddish purple in color and antemortem.

Abrasions and contusions on the hands and torn fingernails consistent with grabbing or clawing at a hard surface, appear reddish purple in color and antemortem. A reddish-brown residue is present on the fingers.

Contusions on the soles of the feet consistent with blunt force trauma, appear reddish purple in color and antemortem.

Internal Examination:

All organs are present in their usual anatomical sites and relationships. Body cavities are dry. The musculoskeletal system and subcutaneous tissue are anatomic. The lungs show no evidence of congestion. The pulmonary arteries are free of thromboemboli. There is no evidence of significant atherosclerosis. The gastrointestinal system, hepatobiliary system and hemolymphatic system are free of anomaly. The stomach is empty. The urinary bladder is empty. The male genital system is anatomic and shows no lesions or injuries.


Representative portions of various organs are preserved in 10% formaldehyde and placed in two labeled storage containers.


blood ethanol: none
urine drugs: N/A
vitreous: glucose 223 mg/dL

Samples of cardiac chamber blood is submitted for additional toxicologic analysis.


A sample of intracardiac blood is submitted in an EDTA tube.


Death of this twenty-year-old male is attributed to complications of diabetes exacerbated by dehydration. Manner of death is undetermined.

//T. Sweeney, M.D.




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