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September 21, 2010
ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said an autopsy related to a fatal accident on Midvale Road was performed Tuesday morning. Conner sent a press release Tuesday stating the Sept. 28 date he had given for the autopsy of Anthony R. Barlup II was incorrect. The autopsy was performed, but results won't be available for 10 to 12 weeks, the revised press release stated. Barlup, 16, of Waynesboro, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident Sunday night.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
The body of a 30-year-old Hancock man found earlier this week in Fulton County has been sent to Allentown, Pa., for an autopsy, Pennsylvania State Police said. The man's body was discovered at about 1:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Clement and Black Oak roads in Bethel Township, Pa., according to a news release from the state police. Troopers said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The autopsy was to be done Tuesday. 
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 16, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com Preliminary results of an autopsy conducted on a 79-year-old woman who was found dead inside her house on Cannon Hill Road near Hedgesville, W.Va., early Sunday show she died of blunt force trauma to the head, Berkeley County's prosecuting attorney said. Geneva M. Wood suffered "multiple blows" to the head from a cast-iron skillet, Pamela Games-Neely said Monday. The results were determined Monday after Wood was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Morgantown, W.Va.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 7, 2011
— A 26-year-old man killed Sunday morning in a shooting at an apartment complex south of Martinsburg died from a single gunshot wound to the head, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Harmison said Monday. The man’s death was ruled a homicide, Harmison said. An autopsy was conducted Monday in Morgantown, W.Va., but police were still trying to contact the Hispanic man’s family and did not release his name. Harmison said he did not know where the victim had been residing or whether he was a legal resident of the United States.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 28, 2011
A body was pulled from a stream in the Borough of Chambersburg on Wednesday night nearly 12 hours after a business owner found it partially submerged and ensnared in branches. Lightning flashed in the distance as men hoisted the body, covered by a body bag lying on a tarp, from the stream off Commerce Street at 8:15 p.m. Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said crews were racing to secure the body before a predicted storm hit. Conner said he hoped items removed from the scene and an autopsy scheduled for Friday would provide clues to the person's identity.
NEWS
February 16, 1998
Autopsy results show W.Va. woman drowned WILLIAMSPORT - The 39-year-old West Virginia woman whose car went into the Potomac River on Jan. 31 died of drowning, according to preliminary autopsy reports. "We don't know whether it was an accident or suicide," said Investigator Kenny Barnhart of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. And that determination might never be made, Barnhart said Monday. The autopsy revealed Cindy L. Kegley's blood alcohol level was .18, Barnhart said.
NEWS
May 7, 1999
Autopsy to be performed on infant MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An autopsy will be performed as part of an investigation into the death of an infant reported Friday in southern Berkeley County, said Lt. Kenny Lemaster of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The death appeared to be from natural causes, but an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death, Lemaster said. The baby was believed to be about a month old, Lemaster said. He would not identify where the baby died, saying he wanted to protect the identity of the family.
NEWS
January 24, 2000
An autopsy on a 68-year-old Hagerstown man found dead Friday morning in his apartment revealed he died of natural causes, not from burns. Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown said Monday that Dr. Jacqueline Parai of the Maryland State Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore performed the autopsy over the weekend on James Elmer Kline, who lived alone at 428 W. Antietam St., Apt. C. Parai ruled that Kline's death was heart-related, Brown said....
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | February 27, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Police might have to wait until the end of the week before they get preliminary results of an autopsy to help determine whether a man involved in a six-hour police standoff last week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or gunshots fired by police, a West Virginia State Police spokesman said Monday. Sgt. Eric Burnett said officials with the state Medical Examiner's Office in Charleston, W.Va., requested more information from state police to help them make a determination about the cause of Dorsey Cox's death.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 8, 1998
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The body found in the woods across from Red Run Park east of Waynesboro on Thursday was positively identified on Friday as that of Timothy Wyborski, 24, of 12934 Buchanan Trail East, according to Jeffrey R. Conner, chief deputy coroner for Franklin County, Pa. An autopsy performed Friday in Chambersburg by Dr. Samuel Land, a private forensic pathologist from Allentown, Pa., showed no signs of foul play in Wyborski's death....
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NEWS
April 22, 2013
Borough police continue to await an autopsy report for a 28-year-old man who died a day after being found in the McDonald's parking lot. Robert Branson, of 247 Tract Road in Fairfield, Pa., died April 13 at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to a previous news release from the Waynesboro Police Department. Police said they responded at about 7 p.m. on April 9 to a report of an unresponsive individual lying adjacent to the parking lot at the McDonald's restaurant at 302 E. Main St. On Monday, Waynesboro Police Chief James Sourbier said the department has not received the results of an autopsy.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2013
A stab wound to the neck resulted in the death of a 22-year-old inmate who was assaulted Tuesday night at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown, according to Maryland State Police. The cause of Deavel M. Johnson's death was revealed during an autopsy at the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore, MSP spokesman Greg Shipley said Friday. He said the manner of death was ruled as a homicide. “No one has been charged at this time,” Shipley said. MSP investigators have concluded initial interviews with inmates and correctional officers who were at the scene when Johnson was stabbed, Shipley said.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 11, 2013
A body was found Monday afternoon near railroad tracks off Ashton Road near Clear Spring, according to Maryland State Police Senior Trooper Christopher Plumadore. Plumadore was unable to provide any details, other than to say state police received the call a little after 4 p.m. State police said later Monday night that the individual has not been positively identified and that the cause of death has not been determined. The body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, state police said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2012
An autopsy of a man who died July 31 while being held at Eastern Regional Jail revealed that he had multiple drugs in his body at the time of his death, police said Thursday. Robert Ashley Seeley, 28, of Inwood, W.Va., died from a drug overdose, West Virginia State Police Trooper R.D. Eshbaugh said Thursday.  The autopsy conducted by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner indicated Seeley had morphine, codeine, alprazolam (Xanax), and dextromethorphan in his body, according to Eshbaugh.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
The body of a 30-year-old Hancock man found earlier this week in Fulton County has been sent to Allentown, Pa., for an autopsy, Pennsylvania State Police said. The man's body was discovered at about 1:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Clement and Black Oak roads in Bethel Township, Pa., according to a news release from the state police. Troopers said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The autopsy was to be done Tuesday. 
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 17, 2012
A Virginia man who died in May after crashing into a Berkeley County school bus on Interstate 81 was abusing drugs that were not prescribed to him, according to findings released by the state medical examiner's office. Mark Allen Diggs, 42, of Front Royal, Va., died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries in the May 2 crash, the state medical examiner's office said in an autopsy report, which West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.B. Flanigan received recently. “Contributing to the accident causation (cause)
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2012
From her kitchen, the Cape Cod-style apartment a short distance away appeared very dark and peaceful to Elizabeth K. Devonshire in the early morning of June 6, 2010. There wasn't even a crack between the neatly pulled curtains of the home that her husband, Sydney, had built atop a three-bay garage for their daughter, Angela Devonshire. That image was shattered little more than 90 minutes later when the couple awoke to see the apartment at 69 Sydneys Way engulfed in flames. “The worst nightmare” of Sydney Devonshire's life was unfolding before him a short distance from their home at 39 Sydneys Way off Sam Mason Road in southern Berkeley County.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2012
Jurors in the trial of a Virginia man charged in the 2010 deaths of a Berkeley County woman and her young son won't be shown autopsy photographs of the victims, but potentially damaging testimony from a witness will be allowed, a judge ruled Friday. In a pretrial hearing for Antonio Prophet, 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes barred the photos unless they are needed for some reason in cross-examination, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said after the proceeding.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2012
A delayed autopsy report prompted a Washington County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday to postpone the trial of a Hagerstown man who is charged in the October 2011 death of a 2-year-old boy. Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long set Brian Michael Miller's trial date for Sept. 11. Miller, 33, of 360 Buena Vista Ave., is charged with 16 counts, including first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Logan Sellers, according to court documents.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | December 29, 2011
A Morgan County woman who was strangled earlier this month was pregnant when she died, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Department. Kelly Elizabeth Butler, 29, died from strangulation, according to an autopsy conducted by the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the sheriff's office said Thursday. Butler was found dead in an abandoned cabin on Dec. 23 in a remote part of Hampshire County, W.Va., police said. James T. Zell Jr., 23, has been charged with her murder.
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