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Coroner: Inmate autopsy showed no sign of physical trauma

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A coroner says the autopsy of an inmate found dead in his New Orleans cell shows signs that he died of causes related to drugs or medication.

Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse said in a statement Friday that an autopsy of 23-year-old Colby Crawford showed “no physical signs of trauma.”

Rouse says full toxicological tests will be done to identify any substances present in Crawford’s system at the time he died.

Crawford was found unresponsive just after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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