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Cause and Manner of Death

The objective of the forensic investigation and autopsy are to determine the cause and manner of an individual's death.

Cause of Death:  The underlying medical condition, disease or injury that begins a lethal chain of events resulting in death.

Manner of Death: Describes the way in which a death occurs, which may be Homicide, Suicide, Accidental, Natural or Undetermined.

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