Posted November 24, 2018 06:24:10A medical examiner in Arkansas has said she believes her findings about a body found on a farm in the town of Brookhaven in January are the result of a botched autopsy.
The body was found in a field about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Arkansas City on January 4, 2018, by an employee of a fertilizer company, The Laramie Journal reported.
The Arkansas State Crime Lab found the body to be “extremely decomposed” and the cause of death was “undetermined.”
Investigators from the Laramies State Crime Laboratory and the state’s medical examiner said there was no sign of foul play and no evidence of foul assault or a struggle to dispose of the body.
A report from the Arkansas State Police medical examiner’s office says there was a “lack of evidentiary support” for the cause and manner of death.
The medical examiner determined the body was “very decomposed,” and the results are in.
The coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide.
A state official told the news station the report does not say anything about whether the medical examiner found the cause was foul play.
An investigation into the cause has been launched by the Arkansas Medical Examiner’s Office, which is handling the investigation.