Second autopsy on Carradine as first autopsy photos hit the web
Some say a corpse on a coroner’s table has no rights…once dead, your body is no longer your property. We think otherwise. Sure, we poked fun at David Carradine’s kinky sex games, but posting pictures of him hanging from a rope and sutured up after the examiner had completed the autopsy somehow seems like too much of an invasion of privacy…even if we’re talking about a dead man..
So we’re not going to.
Meanwhile, famed New York pathologist Michael Baden(former medical examiner of NYC) is on his way to California to perform a private autopsy on the body of David Carradine.
“Baden is one of the most experienced forensic pathologists in the world. If there’s something suspicious, he’ll find it,” said his friend Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, chairman of the Department of Forensic Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
“[Baden is] familiar with autoerotic asphyxiation,” Kobilinsky said. “He’ll perform a typical autopsy of the body … [and] a psychological autopsy, to get into the mind of the deceased.”
Kobilinsky expects Baden will wait for Carradine’s toxicology results, expected to take several weeks at a Thai lab, before issuing his report.
And Baden likely will ask for photos taken in the hotel room by Thai police, he said.
“If there’s evidence of pornography or sexual apparatus, that would support the notion this was autoerotic,” he said.
“Failure to find that begs the interesting question whether he did this all himself. His hands were tied up, above his head. How does that happen? It’s not impossible, but you have to ask all the questions,” Kobilinsky said.
A photo of Carradine hanging naked in the hotel closet already has appeared on the cover of a Thai tabloid to the horror of the “Kill Bill” actor’s family.
“Any persons, publications or media outlets will be fully prosecuted for invasion of privacy and causing severe emotional distress if the photos are published,” lawyer Mark Geragos said on behalf of half-brother Keith Carradine.