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By Richard Chang and Richard Chang,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 7, 2004
Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield died from cocaine use, according to an autopsy report. The report, released by Michigan's Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner's office on Monday, states that Hatfield's cause of death was "acute cocaine toxicity." The 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer was found dead in his Kalamazoo hotel room Nov. 5, less than an hour before he was scheduled to kick off a Midwest tour with partner Bill Medley. Initial reports said he died in his sleep of a heart attack.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Autopsy results showing that Morgan State University football player Marquese Meadow died of heat stroke have prompted his mother to question whether coaches and trainers monitored the heat at practice or gave players enough water breaks. Meadow, an 18-year-old freshman from Washington, D.C., died early Sunday after being hospitalized for two weeks. School officials said he became disoriented after an Aug. 10 football practice. His death has been ruled accidental, said Bruce Goldfarb, spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 14, 2010
Baltimore police said Sunday they were awaiting the results of an autopsy in the death of a man whose body was found near a pay phone at a gas station at West Mulberry and North Greene streets. "There's no gunshot wound, no stabbing wound, and no sign of foul play," said Anthony Guglielmi, the department's chief spokesman, who identified the dead man only as John Doe until more is known about his death. His body was discovered shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
Anne Arundel County police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body at an Annapolis park on Friday. The body of 48-year-old Diane Donati was found in a ravine around 12:20 p.m. by someone walking their dog at Bestgate Park on Bestgate Road, police said. Police said Donati, whose last known address was unknown, was fully clothed and "dressed for cold weather," including a blue blanket that appeared to have been wrapped around her for warmth. Investigators saw no signs of trauma or foul play, police said.
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By Shia Kapos and Michael Hirsley and Shia Kapos and Michael Hirsley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 24, 2002
CHICAGO - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile complained of shoulder pain and weakness the night before he died, possible warning signs that he had heart problems, officials said yesterday. An autopsy on Kile, 33, revealed an 80 to 90 percent narrowing of two of his three coronary arteries, and that his heart was nearly 25 percent larger than normal, said Dr. Edmund Donoghue, the Cook County, Ill., medical examiner. Donoghue said he believed Kile's condition, known as coronary atheroscleroris or hardening of the arteries, brought on an erratic heartbeat that caused his death.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2013
The state medical examiner's office says the autopsy report for Tyrone West, who died in police custody during a traffic stop in July, has been completed after more than four months of investigation.  But results can't be shared as the criminal investigation continues, authorities said Monday. West, 44, died during an altercation with police after he was pulled over on July 18. His family has been protesting weekly - sometimes daily - demanding insight into how he died, and recently city councilmembers and a candidate for lieutenant governor joined their call for answers.  Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, said prosecutors had not yet received the report but that the investigation is not finished and authorities are not ready to reveal West's cause of death.
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January 21, 1991
An autopsy was to be performed today to determine the cause of death of a 28-year-old Middle River woman whose body was found Saturday night in her burning apartment, Baltimore County police said.Pending the autopsy results, police have ruled the death suspicious.Police said the body of Lolita Dawn Strawder, of the 1600 block of Gail Road in the Mars Estates section of Middle River, was found on the floor of her bedroom by firefighters who responded to a two-alarm blaze there at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The body of an Anne Arundel County woman found dead on a golf course Wednesday showed signs of hypothermia, an autopsy showed, though an exact cause of death remains unclear, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. The State Medical Examiner's Office performed the autopsy on the woman identified Wednesday as Diana Kapnistos Hester, 49, of Arnold. The exact cause of death is pending the results of a toxicology report. No signs of foul play were found in a preliminary investigation.
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November 14, 1991
City police today were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death for an infant girl whose body was found yesterday in Leakin Park.The state medical examiner's office was to conduct the autopsy today.Police found the baby at Wetheredsville and Franklintown roads about 5 p.m. after a tree-trimming crew spotted two bloody plastic bags and called police.Apparently, the baby had lain there 24 hours before being discovered, said Homicide Detective Sgt. Jack Barrick."It looked like a full-term baby,"said Lt. Donald F. Haupt of Southwestern District.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 27, 1998
Harford County sheriff's deputies still are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman who allegedly struggled with her husband.Diane Kay Brookhart, 53, of the 1800 block of Philadelphia Road died Wednesday from a gunshot wound. Her husband, George William Brookhart, 55, told police he was trying to wrestle the gun from his wife. An autopsy is pending.Pub Date: 2/27/98
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The body of an Anne Arundel County woman found dead on a golf course Wednesday showed signs of hypothermia, an autopsy showed, though an exact cause of death remains unclear, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. The State Medical Examiner's Office performed the autopsy on the woman identified Wednesday as Diana Kapnistos Hester, 49, of Arnold. The exact cause of death is pending the results of a toxicology report. No signs of foul play were found in a preliminary investigation.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday called on State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein to release as "expeditiously as possible" the autopsy report of a man who died in police custody months ago. "I write urging you to work expeditiously to provide the public with a prompt and transparent determination of the events that occurred surrounding this incident," the mayor wrote in a letter to Bernstein. Tyrone West, 44, died during an altercation with police after he was pulled over on July 18. His family has been protesting frequently - often outside City Hall - demanding answers.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2013
The state medical examiner's office says the autopsy report for Tyrone West, who died in police custody during a traffic stop in July, has been completed after more than four months of investigation.  But results can't be shared as the criminal investigation continues, authorities said Monday. West, 44, died during an altercation with police after he was pulled over on July 18. His family has been protesting weekly - sometimes daily - demanding insight into how he died, and recently city councilmembers and a candidate for lieutenant governor joined their call for answers.  Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, said prosecutors had not yet received the report but that the investigation is not finished and authorities are not ready to reveal West's cause of death.
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September 5, 2013
Maryland State Police say a partially decomposed body was found early Thursday in a wooded area in northern Carroll County, and police are investigating to determine the cause of death. Police said investigators from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office came across the body in the 300 block of Kirkhoff Road, Westminster, north of Union Mills, and state and county investigators are working together on the case. The body, described only as a white male, has been transported to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2013
The state medical examiner's office says the autopsy of Tyrone West, who died last month in police custody after a traffic stop, is pending with no timetable.  Protesters, including West's family, have been demanding that prosecutors and police reveal West's cause of death. But Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the state medical examiner, says they don't have it yet. "In some cases, such as with a hanging or shooting, the mechanism causing a death may be obvious," Goldfarb said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday. The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said an office spokesman, Bruce Goldfarb. Smith was found unresponsive by a corrections officer making routine rounds early Monday. He was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 1:34 a.m. despite several efforts to resuscitate him, correctional officials said.
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January 3, 1991
An autopsy has revealed that George Allen died of cardiac arrest, his attorney, Carl A. Capozzola, said yesterday. The autopsy was performed by a private Los Angeles pathologist the Allen family declined to identify.Allen, 72, the longtime football coach who returned to the sidelines in 1990 with Long Beach State, died Monday after collapsing at his Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., home.Shortly before his death, Allen had complained to friends about a cold he said he got because he didn't wear a jacket Saturday while watching the Iowa football team practice for Tuesday's Rose Bowl game.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN REPORTER | October 9, 2006
State police are awaiting an autopsy report from the state medical examiner's office on the body of an unidentified man who was apparently struck by several vehicles and killed Saturday night on Interstate 95 in Halethorpe. About 9:30 p.m., motorists began calling authorities, reporting something had been "strewn" across the northbound lanes between Exits 49 and 50, police said. A preliminary investigation found that the man probably had been struck by several vehicles, police said.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
A group of family, friends and supporters of Tyrone West picketed on a downtown Baltimore street Friday afternoon demanding justice for the 44-year-old man who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop last month. Getting occasional honks of support from passing cars, about 20 protesters marched outside the offices of Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein, calling for him to release the autopsy results and bring charges against the police officers who witnesses said beat and pepper-sprayed West.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2013
A homeowner cleaning out debris from a detached garage in Essex on Saturday stumbled upon skeletal remains. Baltimore County police detectives responded to the house in the 200 block of Back River Neck Road about 4:30 p.m. and examined the bones. They sent them to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy, which could determine the cause of death. Police said there appeared to be no sign of foul play. jgeorge@baltsun.com Twitter.com/justingeorge
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