Source: No obvious signs of trauma found during Pope autopsy

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.

March 1st
Wayne Pope said Robin came to the home to pick up her belongings. Wayne said he left the home on Friday night.
Robin Pope Missing
March 2nd
Wayne told investigators that when he returned home Saturday at around 2 am, Robin's car was in the driveway and her Great Dane was missing. Pope called police at 2 a.m. to report suspicious circumstances.

They found the missing dog near a neighbor's pier.

Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
March 3rd
6 Divers searched for Robin's body in the water, but found nothing.
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
March 4th
Search efforts for Robin continue.
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
March 10th
Robin's daughter Rachael Pope said a search turned up a shirt they believed was Robin's
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
March 14th
ABC2's Joce Sterman talks to Pope's daughters
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
March 23rd
A female body was found on Kent Island, believed to be body of Robin Pope
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
March 24th
Body found identified as Robin Pope
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
March 25th
Focus of investigation shifts to finding out how Pope Died
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
April 2nd
Robin Pope laid to rest in Stevensville
Wayne Pope, Robin Pope, Maryland State Police, Debbie Shaw, Gina Knapp, Stevensville
   
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