Addressing this question wasn’t very easy from a non-fictional and/or scientific perspective. Nobody within the Philadelphia Department of Public Health felt confident offering comments on account of a lack of experience with such situations.
By Brian Hickey
Despite the family’s years of lobbying for a second forensic examination by the medical examiner, James Garrow, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Public Health, said there was not enough new information for the office to reopen the investigation into Malik’s death.
By Vinny Vella
the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the manner of death accidental and the cause of death to be a sharp injury to the abdomen.
By Kelly Rule
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Ortega’s death an accident with the cause being sharp injury to the abdomen.
By Max Bennett
Sources tell Eyewitness News the medical examiner has ruled Adrian Ortega’s death an accident.
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Tuesday that Fomalont’s death “was caused by hypertensive cardiovascular disease with a contributing factor of environmental hypothermia,” a Health Department spokesman confirmed. “This death was ruled accidental.”
According to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office, Gerald Fomalont died of environmental hypothermia after being exposed to the harsh winter temperatures.
The hypothermia was exacerbated by hypertensive cardiovascular disease, officials said.
James Garrow of the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office told the Local the woman’s name was Carolyn Metcalf. She died from smoke inhalation. He did not have Metcalf’s age.
By Sue Ann Rybak
On Tuesday, the medical examiner’s office said Justice died of blunt impact injury to the head.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday said the death of 38-year-old Drew Justice, who died Saturday after being punched once in an altercation with another dog walker in a South Philly park, was a homicide.
By Tommy Rowan
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Justice died of “blunt impact trauma” to the head.
By Bobby Allyn
Justice was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Justice’s death a homicide due to blunt impact trauma.
The official cause and manner of Malik’s death is listed as “undetermined,” according to Jim Garrow, a spokesman for the city Medical Examiner’s Office. It’s a rare, but not unheard of, determination, and law enforcement sources familiar with the case say the ruling can be changed if new evidence emerges.
By Vinny Vella