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Kopechne Autopsy #442938

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 1969
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(Studio) Court to decide whether Mary Jo Kopechne's body should be exhumed for autopsy.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Joseph Kopechne there with Mary Jo's roommate. District Attorney Edward Dinis wants autopsy due to amount of blood in her throat and nose. Police Chief Dominick Arena says didn't see a lot of blood. Says his cut toe may have caused bleeding. Arena asked to read Senator Edward Kennedy's original statement. Diver John Farrar says her head, back, and hands were on front seat; no blood. Dr. Don. Mills reported seeing blood in nose, but it was consistent with drowning. Says he and Dinis decided no autopsy needed at that time. Mills says no fractured skull.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis Artist: Van Beverly

Brelis, Dean;
Huntley, Chet

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