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Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock’s Autopsy Results Are Finally Released

The autopsy results are in for the Las Vegas shooter. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had anti-anxiety medication in his system at the time of death.

Authorities found traces of nordiazepam, oxazepam and temazepam, which are consistent the drug Valium in his urine. The autopsy included toxicology tests and a brain examination. A separate review of his brain done at Stanford University found no neurological abnormalities, such as evidence of Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to finding the anti-anxiety medication, the autopsy confirmed that the 64-year-old died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head after he opened fire from his Mandalay Bay suite. The autopsy did not indicate any physical or mental reasons that could explain the mass shooting. “It seems that based on the autopsy reports there were no physical excuses for what Steve did,” said his younger brother Eric Paddock. “We may never understand why Steve did this.”

In October

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Autopsy Reveals Aspiring Pastor Stabbed Wife 123 Times After He Blamed Cold Medicine For Killing

A new autopsy report, released Tuesday morning, reveals that the aspiring pastor who allegedly killed his wife while high on cough syrup stabbed her 123 times times.

Matthew James Phelps, 28, called police and confusedly confessed to murdering his wife, later saying he was under the influence of cough syrup. After giving his name, address and phone number, he said, “I think I killed my ..,” before trailing off, according to the Raleigh News Observer.

Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, was found fatally stabbed at the townhouse where they both lived. She was covered in blood and found in a fetal position. The two had been married less than a year.

“I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” Matthew told police. “There’s blood all over me, and there’s a bloody knife on the bed. I think I did it.”

He has since

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Dad Arrested After Autopsy Reveals Newborn Found In Duffel Bag In The Woods Died Of Blunt-Force Trauma

A Georgia father was charged in the death of a 2-week-old infant girl whose remains were found abandoned in the woods after she was killed by blunt force head trauma, The Rockdale Citizen reported.

Newton County Coroner ruled infant Caliyah McNabb’s death a homicide.

The infant girl was reported missing by her parents Chris McNabb and Courtney Bell on Saturday morning. The parents told police that Caliyah was fed at 5 a.m., at which point the couple went back to sleep. 

When the parents woke back up at 10 a.m., they said they found that the infant girl was missing.

The Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office searched through a park on Saturday and Sunday, eventually discovering the child’s body wrapped in cloth inside a duffel bag that was hidden under a log in the woods.

At this discovery, Chris McNabb jumped out of a car and ran away. A food store clerk later called police

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New Autopsy Details Reveal How Missing Pregnant Woman Savanna Greywind Really Died

Preliminary autopsy results have been released in the case of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.

On Tuesday, the Fargo Police Department announced on Facebook that the 22-year-old’s death was due to “homicidal violence.”

“We are unable to release the specific details of Savanna’s death, or the manner in which Savanna’s baby was born,” they wrote on their Facebook.

LaFontaine-Greywind went missing August 19 when she was eight months pregnant. Her body was later found by kayakers in the Red River — which borders North Dakota and Minnesota — “heavily wrapped in plastic and duct tape” and stuck to a log.

Three days earlier, police found a baby in the North Dakota apartment of LaFontaine-Greywind’s neighbors, 32-year-old William Henry Hoehn and a 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews. Police believe the newborn girl belonged to LaFontaine-Greywind.

LaFontaine-Greywind was a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe. According to the Star Tribune, her tragic case drew hundreds of tribal

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