Coroner’s office confirms they will not perform an autopsy on Otto Warmbier’s body

FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, June 19, his family said. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) – The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office confirms that they will honor the family’s objection to perform an autopsy on Otto Warmbier.

The coroner’s office said only an external examination was performed.

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center and AeroMed Management Group examined medical records and conversations about Otto Warmbier’s treamtment took place.

The coroner’s office said conclusions about the cause and manner of Otto Warmbier’s death have not been drawn.

In addition, the coroner’s office said there are more medical records to examine, images to review and people to interview.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office offers its deepest sympathies to Otto Warmbier’s family and friends. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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