Pathologist Examination Result: David Carradine Didn’t Commit Suicide
Posted by Hari Saryono on 12 June 2009
David Carradine didn’t commit suicide, but the cause of his death is still unclear, according to a pathologist hired by the actor’s family.
"The autopsy findings and the evidence thus far available demonstrate that Mr. Carradine’s death was not the result of suicide," Dr. Michael Baden said in a prepared statement released through the Associated Press Thursday. "However, to reach a final determination as to the cause and the manner of death we must wait for further information from Thailand as to the scene findings and the completion of the crime laboratory and toxicology studies that are still being performed."
While Thai police initially said the actor had likely committed suicide, details soon emerged about how he was found – nude, with cords wrapped around his wrists, neck and genitals – that gave rise to speculation Carradine had died accidentally during an autoerotic act.
Citing conflicting reports about the circumstances of the death, the actor’s brother, Keith Carradine last week asked the FBI to help determine if someone else may have been involved.