Brown family releases preliminary autopsy results

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 18 at 7:04 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The family of Michael Brown held a press conference Monday morning to release the preliminary results of an autopsy they requested separate from the police investigation. 

The autopsy, done by Dr. Michael Baden, found there were at least six gunshot wounds and two bullets may have reentered Brown’s body. Baden said Brown was shot in the apex of his head, above the right eyebrow, top part of the right arm, middle of right arm, forearm and in the palm of his right hand. Baden could not speculate the order of the gunshots that struck Brown.

Baden says Brown could have survived all of the gunshot wounds except for the one to the top of his head, which entered his brain.

According to Baden, the results of the autopsy are consistent with eyewitnesses accounts of what happened on Canfield Dr.

During the press conference, it was revealed that Brown’s family asked Baden if their son suffered, Baden responded that he did not.

Baden said there were no signs of a struggle found on Brown’s body but there were marks on his face which are consistent with falling.

Baden says he is still waiting to see the x-rays and toxicology reports, which were done before the first autopsy.  He also said he wants to examine the clothes Brown was wearing at the time of the shooting to see if there is any gunshot residue on them.

The first autopsy was performed by St. Louis County police and limited information from that autopsy has been made public. Dr. Mary Case, the St. Louis County Medical Examiner, said Brown suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest.  Case did not say which shot killed Brown, but said either had the capability to do so.  A third autopsy will be done by the FBI as part of a Federal investigation into the death of Brown.   

Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed on Saturday, August 9 by Darren Wilson, a six year veteran with the Ferguson Police Department. 

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