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Warmbier family reject autopsy

The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — A cause of death hasn’t been determined for a student who was detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma, an Ohio coroner’s office said Tuesday.

Hamilton County’s Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco’s office released a statement saying Otto Warmbier’s family objected to an autopsy so only an external exam of his body was done. It said his medical records from an air ambulance service that brought him to Ohio and from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was hospitalized until his death Monday, have been reviewed, and the treating physicians have been interviewed extensively.

“No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the coroner’s office statement said, expressing “deepest sympathies” for his family and friends.

The funeral for Warmbier will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Wyoming High School, where he was an athlete and salutatorian of his 2013 class.Speech

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