Prince's Autopsy Is Complete, but Mystery Remains

Sheriff doesn't release full findings
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2016 4:25 PM CDT
Prince's Autopsy Is Complete, but Mystery Remains
Prince performs in California in 1985.   (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)

The autopsy on Prince's body is complete, but at a press conference Friday, the local sheriff didn't give much information on the preliminary findings. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson did say Prince was last seen alive on Wednesday night when an acquaintance dropped him off at his Minneapolis-area estate around 8pm; he was found unresponsive in an elevator on Thursday morning. Olson also said there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body and that suicide is not suspected, the AP reports. But he would not discuss rumors of a recent drug overdose or say whether any drugs were found in the home. It could be weeks before a cause of death is determined. (More Prince stories.)

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