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Investigation Under Way Into Prince’s Death — ‘No Obvious Signs of Trauma’; Suicide Unlikely

Apr 22, 2016  •  Post A Comment

An autopsy has been completed on Prince, who was found dead Thursday morning at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. USA Today reports that authorities are holding off on releasing a cause of death until all of the results come in.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson briefed the press on the latest developments this afternoon, noting that three or four agencies and a number of detectives are working on the investigation.

Olson said Prince was last seen alive Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Paisley Park. Asked about the possibility of foul play, he said those details are still pending, but noted that there were “no obvious signs of trauma” on Prince’s body. He added: “We have no reason to believe this was a suicide.”

“Olson said that friends and associates had been trying to reach Prince Thursday morning, and were unsuccessful,” USA Today reports. “The unnamed people went to the residence and called authorities. Authorities found Prince unresponsive in an elevator and found no one else in the residence at the time.”

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office announced this afternoon that it had completed its autopsy on Prince. In a statement, spokeswoman Martha Weaver said: “Gathering the results will take several days and the results of a full toxicology scan could take weeks.”

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