The story continues to get stranger and stranger. It appears that Anna Nicole Smith has been given permission to have a second private pathologist to perform an independent autopsy on Daniel Smith. It was earlier reported that the autopsy performed by the Bahamas was to be released today. However, even prior to any autopsy finding, Anna Nicole Smith has requested that a second one be performed.
The results of Daniel Smith’s autopsy have yet to be released, but Anna Nicole Smith is already calling for a do-over.
The Bahamian coroner’s office has authorized the former reality star to bring in a private pathologist to perform a second autopsy on her 20-year-old son, who died suddenly last Sunday.
UPDATE: Pathologist hired for Smith body autopsy
Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist from Pittsburgh who has consulted in high-profile cases including the deaths ofand Jon Benet Ramsey, was hired to conduct the second autopsy, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on its Web site Saturday.”What he does, he’s world-class at,” Wecht’s attorney, Jerry McDevitt, told the newspaper. “If you want the best, you call Cyril Wecht.”
Wecht did not immediately return phone messages left at his home and office by The Associated Press.
Michael Scott, a Bahamian lawyer for Smith, declined to comment on the request for another autopsy at his law office on Friday.
The families of other foreigners who have died while visiting the island chain have requested separate autopsies, Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, told The Associated Press.