"It hurts, it hurts,” Michael Marion said. “Sometimes I just want to close my eyes when I go by. That way maybe it's not there, but it's there and every day we go by it, my boys see it every day, their bus goes by it every day."
Stevensville, Md. - A source tells ABC2 an autopsy done on Robin Pope's body turned up no obvious signs of trauma that would explain how the Stevensville woman died.
Pope's autopsy wrapped up late last week. As ABC2 first report, it was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maryland, with help from well-known forensic anthropologist Dr. William Rodriguez. Rodriguez was a defense expert in the trial of Casey Anthony.
After examination, Pope's body was released to her family so they could cremate her remains and carry-out a service and interment, which took place Tuesday morning in Queen Anne's County.
Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley wouldn't comment about what the medical examiner found during the autopsy, which he said is on-going. But Shipley did say, "Investigators are still searching for the cause and manner of death".
Shipley says there has been no final ruling from the medical examiner's office, but he indicated samples were taken and more tests are being conducted. Those tests include toxicology, which could indicate whether anything out of the ordinary was in Pope's system on the night she died.
There's been no time frame provided for how long those additional tests will take or when a final ruling will be issued.
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Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has weighed in on a bill that asks Maryland hospitals with an ER to provide forensic exams for victims of sexual assault.
Lawmakers Friday introduced a bill in Annapolis that would place the responsibility on Maryland hospitals to provided certified forensic nurses for rape victims.
When a person is sexually assaulted, a clock starts ticking for evidence collection.
When a victim is raped, convincing them to go to the hospital can be tough. That’s just the first hard step after a horrific trauma.
This searchable database breaks down the number and dollar amount associated with rape kit reimbursements at certified Maryland hospitals.
Stats on hospital rape kit reimbursement claims 2011-2013.
An investigation has revealed serious safety concerns about one of the most popular children's toys on the market that is still being sold in stores despite consumer calls for a recall.
Merchants say vaping is safe, although scientists are starting to find over-the-counter e-cigarettes contain alarming particles.