Med Examiner Blames Police
The medical examiner says, after a complete autopsy with two police detectives present, all the forensic evidence leads to suicide. The police department does not want to make that same conclusion, however, until it is ready to tell Michael Scott's family that a thorough police investigation was conducted.Tuesday, the medical examiner says that investigation began with the police breaking the law.
- "Moving the body from a scene without notifying the medical examiner is actually a violation of our ordinance," said Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Lynne Jones.
She's hanging her hat on this tidbit:
- "This was a hard, contact-range gunshot to the head, which means the gun was held against the head and pressed into the head, which is something we see in suicides," Jones said.