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a coroner performed the postmortem examination with painstaking thoroughness
Recent Examples on the Web Schwarz’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination. John Sharp |, al, "Lee County authorities investigating fatal shooting," 24 Oct. 2020 Todd was there for the postmortem examination and accompanied the president's body to the White House, the letter said. Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, "Abraham Lincoln's lock of hair sells for more than $81,000 at auction," 14 Sep. 2020 Hodge’s body has been taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination. Christopher Harress |, al, "Opelika man shot to death, left on roadway," 7 June 2020 At least 11 were taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford and the local coroner began postmortem examinations on Friday. Patrick Smith, NBC News, "Police make people trafficking arrests over 39 U.K. truck deaths," 25 Oct. 2019 Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, Malaysian police said that a postmortem examination report shows Nora died of internal bleeding in her intestine, likely as a result of stress and prolonged hunger. Hannah Knowles, Jennifer Hassan, Anchorage Daily News, "British teen found dead in jungle was not abducted or murdered, Malaysian police say," 15 Aug. 2019 Currently, the only scientifically accepted way to diagnose CTE would be a postmortem examination of the brain. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Could Kellen Winslow Jr.'s lawyers use CTE as a defense in sex-crimes case?," 15 June 2018 Milroy is an independent pathologist from Ottawa, Ontario, who was brought to Bermuda to carry out the postmortem examination. Eliie Kaufman, CNN, "Pathologist says US student visiting Bermuda died from fall," 22 Mar. 2018 His body has been transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences medical examiner's office in Montgomery for a postmortem examination. John Sharp,, "Lee County authorities investigating tragic hunting accident," 20 Jan. 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Postmortem examination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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