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Pathologists Hired to Perform Owsley Autopsy

At some point early this year, the body of shooting victim Cary Owsley will be removed from Garland Brook Cemetery and taken to a Fort Wayne medical complex for a court-approved autopsy that will be done by as many as three forensic pathologists. That's according to our news gathering partners at "The Republic." However, the logistics of this move will be kept secret by a local judge's order.

The paper reports one of the experts hired to examine the body will be Dr. Scott A. Wagner of Fort Wayne, a forensic pathologist who has done training videos on autopsy best practices and written at least one death scene study guide for police investigators. He will represent Bartholomew Circuit Court.

Dr. Werner Spitz, of St. Clair Shores, MI, will represent Cheryl Owsley Jackson, Cary Owsley's sister. Spitz has been a forensic pathologist for nearly 60 years.

A lawyer representing Jackson told the paper they wanted to hire famed forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht of Baltimore to handle Owsley's autopsy, but Wecht can't travel to Indiana for the job.

Owsley's widow, Lisa Owsley, has yet to name a forensic pathologist to represent her in the autopsy.

Owsley allegedly died of a gunshot wound through his chest while at home along with his wife. His death was ruled a suicide by Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher even though an autopsy was never done before Owsley was embalmed and buried.

For more information, go to www.therepublic.com.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 8:09:47 AM

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