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Kopechne Autopsy #442958

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 21, 1969
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(Studio) Hearing on autopsy ends. Judge Bernard Brominski says he'll give 24hr. notice before decision. District Attorney Edward Dinis denies Dr. Don. Mills' statement that Dinis and he agreed autopsy not necessary.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Dinis says he ordered autopsy 1 day after Nary Jo Kopechne's death, but Kennedys flew her off island Attorney Joseph Flaragan asked if Dinis tried to get body back. Dinis said `no.' Kennedy Legis. Assistant Dunne Gifford says he had body flown off after being told no autopsy necessary. Pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz says stain on her blouse resulted from pink foam from drowned person's throat. Spitz says autopsy would clear up any questions. Dinis played tape recording of Kennedy explanation to nation Joseph Kopechne says he and wife opposed to autopsy.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis Artist: Van Beverly

Reporter(s):
Brelis, Dean;
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:02:30

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