The case of the murdered mummies: “virtual autopsy” reveals fatal injuries

Enlarge / Face and upper body of one of two South American mummies that were likely murdered, based on a recent “virtual autopsy.” (credit: A-M Begerock et al., 2022) An international team of scientists used CT scanning to conduct “virtual autopsies” of three South American mummies and found evidence of fatal trauma in two of […]

Autopsy indicates Mollie Tibbetts was stabbed to death after being abducted while on a run in her small Iowa town

Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency Autopsy results on Thursday revealed 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was the victim of a homicide and died from “multiple sharp force injuries.” A state medical examiner said the finding means a sharp-edged or pointed object such as a knife was used to attack Tibbetts. The man charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’s […]

Hundreds rallied in Sacramento after an autopsy revealed that police shot Stephon Clark from behind

Reuters/Bob Strong Hundreds rallied in Sacramento, California, on Saturday following the release of an autopsy that showed police gunned down 22-year-old Stephon Clark from behind. The independent autopsy, commissioned by Clark’s family, found that police shot Clark seven times in the back and neck, and once in the leg. Clark was killed March 18 by […]

Autopsy diagram shows the spots in Stephon Clark’s back and side where he was shot by Sacramento police

Getty Images/Justin Sullivan An independent autopsy revealed Friday that Sacramento police shot 22-year-old Stephon Clark multiple times in the back and side. The results contradict police’s assertion that Clark was facing the officers when they opened fire. The autopsy revealed that Clark died three to 10 minutes after being struck by the bullets. A striking […]

Stephon Clark was shot 8 times, 7 from behind – family-commissioned autopsy

Of the 20 shots fired by Sacramento, California, police officers, unarmed black man Stephon Clark was hit by eight, according to an autopsy commissioned by his family. Seven of the shots came from behind and one from the side. The findings contradict the initial police report that said the African-American man was advancing on the […]

Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark 7 times from behind, independent autopsy reveals

Reuters/Gabriela Bhaskar Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was shot seven times from behind by Sacramento police, an independent autopsy revealed. Clark took between three and 10 minutes to die after being shot in the right back side of his neck and the upper right side of his back, Dr. Bennet Omalu said. The autopsy […]

Roy Halladay autopsy reveals morphine, amphetamine in system at time of death: report

The autopsy on former Toronto Blue Jay Roy Halladay revealed that he had morphine and amphetamine in his system at the time of his fatal plane crash in November, according to the report obtained by TMZ. Halladay, 40, also had the sedative zolpidem — commonly known as Ambien — in his body when his single passenger plane crashed into the […]

A group of major pollsters just released an autopsy report to explain why the polls were such a disaster in 2016

Alex Wong/Getty Images A conglomerate of top pollsters released an autopsy report last week on polling in the 2016 election — specifically, what went wildly wrong in overwhelming predictions of a Hillary Clinton presidency. The analysis, released Thursday by the American Association for Public Opinion Research, found that the biggest culprit was state-level polling underestimating the […]