FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST INSIGHT PART 2
Baden explained that, if a pathologist was questioned whether or not someone died from heart disease, they would retain the subject’s heart – “but you don’t retain the whole body.”
“In 2021, where anything of value can be document[ed], retained, tested on day one or two or three, there’s no reason to keep the whole body from the family,” he continued.
Baden characterized officials as doing the exact “reverse” of what is typically done by releasing the manner of death before the cause.
“Usually, if one thinks of other deaths, high-profile or not, the cause of death is certainly revealed. Sometimes, sometimes the manner of death is held up,” he told Fox.