Thursday, March 10, 2011

US. Austin Taylor Bice exchange students death....

The preliminary results of the autopsy on the body of Austin Taylor Bice show water in his lungs and no signs of violence
Austin Taylor Bice
The preliminary results of the autopsy carried out on the body of Austin Taylor Bice, the 22 year old US exchange student who was found dead in the Manzanares River this Tuesday, have shown that drowning was the cause of death after he fell backwards into the river.

El País said the water in his lungs and the lack of any signs of violence on his body points to an accidental death.

The paper indicates that the full post-mortem report will not be drawn up for another month, as toxicology analyses, to determine the presence of any alcohol or drugs in the 22 year old’s body, have yet to be carried out.

Austin’s body was formally identified by a cousin on Wednesday morning, El País said.

The student from California arrived in Spain in January as part of an exchange programme between San Diego State University and the Carlos III University in Getafe. He disappeared on February 25, after being refused entry to a nightclub as the doormen thought he had already had enough to drink.

It’s understood that the procedure to repatriate Austin’s home for burial is already underway, although the judge has prohibited a cremation.

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