December 13, 2013 |
COATESVILLE The missing heart of a dead Marine sergeant from Chester County was removed during an autopsy last year for toxicology testing, Greek consular officials said Wednesday. But that explanation - offered without comment on where the organ is now - only begins to answer the questions raised by the Marine's parents in their lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, Craig and Beverly LaLoup of Coatesville, parents of Sgt. Brian LaLoup, added the Greek government and the Athens hospital that conducted the autopsy to the list of defendants in their suit, which previously included the U.S. Department of Defense and the Navy.
December 11, 2013 |
The missing heart of a dead Marine from Chester County is at the center of an international mystery that threatens to entangle two governments in a Philadelphia court battle. On Monday, the family of Sgt. Brian LaLoup, a 21-year-old embassy security officer who killed himself last year while stationed in Athens, Greece, accused officials there of removing his heart during an illegal autopsy. Later, they said, Greek officials tried to pass off another heart as their son's. And while U.S. military officials knew LaLoup's remains were incomplete, they let his body be buried anyway and lied to his parents about it, a lawyer for his family contends.
May 29, 2013 |
Results of the autopsy on Julia Law, the 26-year-old girlfriend of criminal defense attorney A. Charles Peruto Jr., were not expected to be released until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest, police said Monday Law, a paralegal at Peruto's Philadelphia firm, was found naked and facedown in a bathtub full of water at Peruto's home, on the 2000 block of Delancey Place, about 10 a.m. Saturday. A maintenance man discovered the body, police said. Peruto told police he was in Avalon, N.J., at the time.
April 23, 2013
WILMINGTON - The autopsy of a Texas man who killed his former daughter-in-law and another woman at a Delaware courthouse shows he had a brain tumor. The autopsy report of Thomas Matusiewicz, 68, says a large tumor known as a meningioma was found. Authorities say Matusiewicz killed himself after the courthouse shooting Feb. 11. His widow, Lenore, had sought an independent autopsy, saying she believed an untreated brain tumor was to blame for her husband's violent actions. Matusiewicz was cremated shortly after the state released his body.
April 22, 2013
WILMINGTON - The autopsy report for a Texas man who killed his former daughter-in-law and another woman at a Delaware courthouse shows he had a brain tumor. The report notes a large tumor known as a meningioma was found during the autopsy. Authorities say Thomas Matusiewicz, 68, killed himself after the courthouse shooting Feb. 11. The gunman's widow, Lenore Matusiewicz, had sought an independent autopsy saying she believed an untreated brain tumor was to blame for her husband's violent actions.
March 3, 2013 |
CHICAGO - An autopsy on the exhumed body of a Chicago lottery winner poisoned with cyanide yielded no significant new clues about his death, the Cook County medical examiner said Friday. No remaining cyanide was found in samples of Urooj Khan's body tissue, likely because cyanide breaks down over time, and there was nothing notable from tests on his stomach contents, Stephen Cina told reporters. Cina said Khan's coronary arteries did have significant blockage, which could have increased the effectiveness of the cyanide.
February 27, 2013 |
Makayla Doyle was only 2 months old, so it wasn't surprising that she cried early Sunday. Not normal were the skull fractures and other injuries that an autopsy showed led to her death that day. On Tuesday, the infant's father, Edward James Doyle, was charged with third-degree murder and unsworn falsification to authorities. The District Attorney's Office and Upper Moreland police had already charged Doyle, 28, of Hatboro, on Monday with endangering the welfare of children in connection with Makayla's death.
February 21, 2013 |
LUBBOCK, Texas - The adoptive mother of a 3-year-old Russian boy who died in Texas told authorities the boy was outside playing with his younger brother before she found him unresponsive, a sheriff said Wednesday. Laura Shatto told deputies that she was inside the family's home outside of Odessa on Jan. 21 and came out to find Max Alan Shatto on the ground, Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said. Deputies arrived at the home as the ambulance was leaving with Max, he said, and the boy was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.
January 15, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, an autopsy released Monday showed. The Jackson County (Mo.) Medical Examiner report on Belcher, 25, raised new questions about whether police should have done more before the Dec. 1 murder-suicide. Officers found Belcher sleeping in his idling car about 5 hours earlier but let him go inside a nearby apartment to sleep it off. At the time of the autopsy, Belcher's BAC was 0.17, more than twice the limit of 0.08 percent for Missouri drivers, and it was likely higher when he shot girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, at the couple's Kansas City home.
November 23, 2012
A 57-year-old woman was found dead Thursday in a house in the city's Holmesburg section, police said. The woman was found shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the living room of a house in the 8000 block of Ditman Street, police said. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene. Police characterized the death as "sudden" pending an autopsy. - Robert Moran