Autopsy

This photograph of was obtained by the Museum from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


I. The March 1, 1993

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Summary and Comment: The autopsy report states:

The wounds are not consistent with the marksmanship of Bible students shooting madly in the heat of combat. 

Instead, the wounds appear to be expertly placed to pass through the center of the brain, causing instant and certain fatality — as few but a professional sniper could do.  The bullet did extensive fatal damage that could not be mitigated in the world's best trauma unit, even if it were already on the scene.

Note that the Officer Down Memorial Page states, "Weapon Gun; Unknown type" and "Offender: Committed suicide" without identifying the offender.


Bone chart and medical glossary available on line.
Anomalies in the Forensic Process may also be helpful.