Sheriff: “No Signs Of Trauma” On Prince’s Body

The Carver County Sheriff’s office attempted to answer some questions on Friday afternoon.

Sheriff: “No Signs Of Trauma” On Prince’s Body Matthew Simmons/Getty Images

A little over a day after the death of Prince was confirmed, a team from the Carver County Sheriff’s office attempted to answer some lingering questions about the death of the singer.

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Jim Olson, the Carver County Sheriff, opened the press conference by saying that the investigation would continue with some emphasis on Prince’s personal prviacy.

“This was a tragedy for all of us,” Olson said. “For us, he’s a community member and good neighbor. To his family, he is a loved one. In life, he was very private person, we’re going to continue to respect privacy and dignity and we hope you all will respect that as well.”

Answering questions from reporters after the initial statements, Olson said that there were “no signs of trauma” on Prince’s body and that there is “no reason to believe” that the death was a suicide.

Martha Weaver, a spokesperson for Midwest Medical Examiner, who is working on the ongoing investigation and autopsy, said that there was no information available with regards to any information about the role of drugs or overdosing in Prince’s death. An autopsy is currently being performed and the results of that will not be available for days or several weeks.

April 22, 2016
Sheriff: “No Signs Of Trauma” On Prince’s Body