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Reporting fficenConstable RanjitSingh Date of RSorE 10 May2012

At about 1040 hoUrs on 10th May 2012,the body of Rowan Maher was discovered by neighbours
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DATE and HOURAUTOPSY PERFORMED: 1 1 lO4l2O1 0; 8:30 A.M, by Manish Agarwal, M.D. 555 Jackson Avenue Oxford, MS 38655 662-234-XXXX (FAX 662-234-m0q

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Full Autopsy Performed SUM]VIARY REPORT'OF AUTOPSY

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EVIDENCE OFTREATMENT:

EXTERNAL D(AMINATION:

Theautopsyisbegunat8:30A.M.onts}hebodyispresenbdinablackbodybag.Thevic1imiswearingawhite
sleeveless turtleneck shirt and navy blue sweabants. J

The body is that of a nomally developed wlrite mde meeuring 67 inches and weighing 118 pounds, and appearing generally consistent with the stated age of twenty-six years. The body b cold arid unembalmed. Lividity is fixed in the distal portions of the limbs. Itmeye are.ryl The irises are brown and comeas are cloudy. Petechial hemonhaging is present in the conjuctival surfaces of the eyes. The pupils measurc 0.3 cnr. The hair is dark blonde and approximately 3 inches in length at the longest point.
Removal of the shirt revealed a ligature mark (known throughout this report as Ligature A) on the chest. Ligature A is approximately 7 inches wide and encircles the right breast in the form of a'V'on the breast plate and an inverted'V'on the posterior of the neck, consistent with deep hceration effecb. Major abrasions are present in the area of Ligature A. Haemonhage sunounding Ligature A indicates this injury to be post+nortem. Upon removal of the victims clothing, an odor of vanilla was detec{ed. Areas of the body urere swabbed and submifted for detec{ion of hypochlorite. Following removal of the shirt, a second ligature mark (known lhroughout this report as Ligature B)

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was observed on the victims neck. The mark is dark red ligature and neck just below the laryngeal prominence. The width of the maft The skin of the anterior neck above and below the ligature mark shows re A. Tne aosence.or aorElsrtrns of the ligature mark, are consistent with a soft ligature, suc*r Ligature B that might assist in identification of us€d.

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neck, crossing the anterior midline of the 0,8 and lcrn and is horizontal in orientation. ,? haemorrhaging.'Ligature B is not consistent LiFture B, along with the variations in the width trace evidence was rccovered from

The genitalia are that otln aAut male and therg is evidence of iniury. Pubic hair has been shaved in iE entirety within six hours of death. Limbs are equ-gl, symmetrically develdped and show evidence of injury. The fingemails are medium length and fingemail beds are blue hnd cofltain trac6 ofblass filings. There are no residual scars, markings or tattoos. INTERNAL EXAMINATION:

HEAD-CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: Subsequent autopsy shows a brckeo thyroid bone. Haemonhaging frorn Ligature B penetrates the skin and sub dermal tissues of the neck. The brain uieighs 1 ,303 grarns and within normal limits aEhough strangely sd6ms to.be charged with a kind of siatic electricity when touched,
SKELETAL SYSTEM: The thyroid bone is fractured.-Evibnce of contusbn with a embossed, traces of brass can be found on the skin at thb pcition.

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RESPIRATORY SYSTEM-THROAT STRUCTURES: The oral cavity shows efreme laceration. Petecfihl henronhagirq b present in the mucosa of the lips and the interior of tte rnouth. Othenarise, the muoosa is intact and injudes to the Er, be$ and gums are detaibd in report VS22(}2991 conceming the foreign wires and small c*rains attached to the tesh of tre yidin at this

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There is no obstruction of the airway. The mucca of the epigloilb, gloftis, piriform sinuses, trachea dnd major bronchi are anatomic. No injuries are seen and there ale no mucosal lesixrs. The hyoid bone, the thyroid, and the cricoid cartilages are
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The lungs weigh: right, 355 grams; left 362 grams. The lulqs are 20% flled with a yet AG) CARDIOVASCUISR SYSTEM: The heart weighs 253 grams, and
atherosclerosis is present.

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GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM: The mucosa and wall of the esophagus are i#ad andgray-pink, without lesions or injuries, The gastric mucosa is intact and pink without injury. Approxiln-dely 125 ml d partially digested semisolid food is found in the stomach. The mucosa of the duodenum, jejunumrjletm, colon and rectum ale intad.

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URINARY SYSTEM: The kidneys weigh: location and are without lesions.

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grams; right, 1l3grams. The kidneys are anatomic in size, shape and

TOXICOLOGY: Sampld of right pleural blood and bile are submitbd for toxicological analysis,

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contents are saved.

SEROLOGY: A sample of right pleural blood is submitted in the EDTA tube. Routine toxicobgi:al studies were ordered. LABORATORY DATA Cerebrospinal

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Gram stain: Cufture: extrcme growth afier7?6ours (investigation ordered by MD)

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Hemophilus influenza B: Negative Streptococcus pneumoniae: Negatine N. Meningitidis: Negative Neiserria meningitidis BlE. Coli K1: Negative Drug Screen Results: Urine screen {lmmunoaspay} wasNEGATlVE. Ethanol: 0 gm/dl, Blood (P{eart) Ethanol: 0 gnr/dl, Vitreous' \...

Millicent Schmid, Ph.D. Chief Toxicologist May 25, 2004 EVIDENCE COLLECTED:

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1. One (1) white turtleneck sleewless shirt, size Small.

2. One (1) pair navy blue srveatpants, sire Small.

+.E5. Samples of Eood (type O+), Bile, and Tssue (heart, lung, brain, kirlney, liver, spleen).

6. Fifteen (15) srrebs frorn various body locatftrns, to be

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for presen@ of hypochlorite.

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8. One postmortem CT scan. 9. One postmortem MRl. OPINION

Time of lleath: Body terperature, rigor and livor mortis, and silornach contents ryroximate the time of death between 7:30
and 9:30 P.M. on 512212q]/.. lmmediate Cause of Death: Laenation and body modiHixt I{eavy inpact oltigci to the skull and crEst arEa, pGsably the bof found in crime scene photographs.Asphyxia due to ligatue strargulation (Ligature B). Llafure A b made postmortem.

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Rema*s: Deedent odginally presenbd to this office as a torfure vii$m-, Presence of the post-mortem ligature mark suggests that suicide in this case is hQhly implobable. YCSD detectives were notified of this finding immediately upon conclusion of examination.
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