The final autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown has been completed. However, even though the cause and manner of death have been determined, the Medical Examiner’s findings must be kept confidential for now. According to a report from CNN on Sept. 27. a court order was issued which prevents the results of the autopsy from being released to the public at this time.
An official statement from the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed receiving a court order on Friday from the Fulton County Superior Court ordering the final autopsy report to be sealed, and prohibiting the release of any further information to the public. However, according to ABC News on Sept. 27, the Fulton County District Attorney and Roswell Police Department have been notified of the results, and both agencies are reportedly still actively investigating the case.
The reason for the secrecy has become the topic of much speculation. The general consensus is that the final autopsy has been sealed pending possible criminal charges. Many media outlets are convinced the Medical Examiner found something of a criminal nature which is significant to the police investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s death. TMZ contends that privacy is crucial because police are still searching for evidence which could lead to a homicide prosecution and want to avoid tipping off persons of interest and other suspects in the case. Although other media outlets are certain that an arrest is imminent, legal analyst Phil Holloway said the sealing of the medical examiner’s report doesn’t necessarily mean criminal charges are forthcoming, according to a Sept. 27 report from USA Today .
Earlier this year, police reports described the Bobbi Kristina incident as a drowning. But the case is now being handled as a criminal investigation. Nevertheless, the initial autopsy from the Medical Examiner’s office in July found “no significant injuries” and “no obvious underlying cause of death” which would suggest that Bobbi Kristina was the victim of foul play. Entertainment Tonight has reportedly been informed by a source close to the investigation that the Medical Examiner’s final autopsy report has been sealed in order to allow law enforcement to make a detailed examination of the results.
Bobbi Kristina’s medical crisis dominated the news for the better part of the past six months. Her friends, fans, family members and others who have been closely following Bobbi Kristina’s case are hopeful that the Medical Examiner’s findings will be made public in the very near future, Everyone is eager to know the official cause of death.