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An autopsy is required because foul play is suspected.
  an examination and dissection of a dead body — typically to determine the cause of death
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  • An autopsy is required because foul play is suspected.
  • Can Deborah get a copy of that autopsy report?
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • ...he was required to carry out autopsies on dead animals,
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • One campaigner was allowed into the autopsy to gather video evidence.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • I’ll bet you all a round that when his autopsy comes back, it says he was arseholed right into the next century."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • They seemed particularly concerned, for religious reasons, with preventing the state from performing an autopsy on their son’s body.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I experienced some difficulty in explaining to Mike what was meant by an autopsy, so I opened a pathology textbook at a two-page color diagram of a human abdomen under dissection, and with this visual aid was well into my explanation when I realized I had lost my audience.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • At minimum there would be the regular exercise of autopsies.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • All have distinctive autopsy stitch marks in a Y shape starting at their little chests and going down to their groins.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • On the table were what appeared to be the remains of an autopsy performed upon a large bird, possibly a crow.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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  • I presume they will perform an autopsy.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I would like to formally request a forensic autopsy be performed on both my mom and dad.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The Washington County investigator who worked the scene said it looked like she might have been poisoned, so I asked the medical examiner to rush the preliminary autopsy.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • DR. WALTER KELLERMAN had once been a far heavier man but had dropped a lot of weight, noted Puller, when they arrived for the autopsies.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • If an autopsy is to be performed, it should be done immediately.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • Alien autopsy, almost.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Standard autopsy preparation.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • There must be an autopsy?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • The body was taken to Anchorage, where an autopsy was performed at the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Half of all migrants found "drowned," autopsies reveal, died before ever entering the water, says Nuevo Laredo human rights activist Raymundo Ramos Vasquez.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Must we make an autopsy?
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Did an autopsy on him, and it looked like pneumonia.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • However, one detail perturbed him: suppose autopsies revealed the presence of arsenic?
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • After the autopsy, after the police made her suicide official, after the funeral home had fixed May up as pretty as they could, she came home to the pink house.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • We were told at first that the hospital wouldn’t be able to determine the cause of death until Monday, when they would perform the autopsy.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • It was like having to perform an autopsy on the body of one’s love.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And no one would ever know until an autopsy was performed on a dilophosaur and management would not allow one to be killed.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • By law there was no autopsy.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "Am I correct in saying, Horace, that paragraph four on page four of your autopsy report identifies drowning as the cause of Carl Heine’s death?"
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • I wish now I’d done an autopsy, but I’d swear there wasn’t anything wrong with him.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • The autopsy report she later received showed my father had had ninety-percent blockage of the arteries before he died of a heart attack at the age of seventy-four.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • They did autopsies and dissections.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Later, the autopsy would show—and the newspapers would report—that she died instantly.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • The autopsy on Jill was inconclusive, and the cause of death had not been determined.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • "Well, then that means an autopsy," Mason resumed.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • There was no need for an autopsy; the odor in the house was sufficient proof that the cause of death had been the cyanide vapors activated in the tray by some photographic acid, and Jeremiah de Saint-Amour knew too much about those matters for it to have been an accident.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The doctor was a short and cynical man who allowed me to stay during the required autopsy.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She’d had a child previously, you know — which died, I presume of midwives’ mercy — and at the autopsy it was found she was pregnant.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • He thought about the autopsy report that Inspector Gulbrandsen had let him read.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He reached for the box that held the bullets from ballistics, the bloody clothing, the autopsy reports.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • If you were older, they might go ahead with an autopsy.
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • The doctor gave us the tip right away-he and the police surgeon did the autopsy together-and the result is in no doubt whatever.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Eve swore over the autopsy report.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Prelim autopsy puts time of death at one sixteen.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • I can give you a definite estimate after the autopsy.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Sometimes I imagine my own autopsy.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • He refused to allow an autopsy.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Lab wants a brain autopsy as soon as I’m deadů if I die.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • She’d participated in autopsies of Ebola victims.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
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