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George Floyd Case: Autopsy Report

Posted by FactReal on March 11, 2021

AUTOPSY REPORT by Andrew M. Baker, Chief Medical Examiner, Hennepin County, Minnesota (May 26, 2020):

Click to access floyd-autopsy-6-3-20.pdf

– Toxicology (testing performed on antemortem blood specimens collected 5/25/20 at 9:00 p.m. at Hennepin HealthCare [HHC] and on postmortem urine): [Autopsy, Page 2]

A. Blood drug and novel psychoactive substances screens:
1. Fentanyl 11 ng/mL
2. Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL
3. 4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL
4. Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL
5. 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL;
Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL
6. Cotinine positive
7. Caffeine positive
B. Blood volatiles: negative for ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, or acetone
C. Urine drug screen: presumptive positive for cannabinoids, amphetamines, and fentanyl/metabolite
D. Urine drug screen confirmation: morphine (free) 86 ng/mL

– Natural diseases: [Autopsy, Page 1]

A. Arteriosclerotic heart disease, multifocal, severe
B. Hypertensive heart disease
1. Cardiomegaly (540 g) with mild biventricular dilatation
2. Clinical history of hypertension
C. Left pelvic tumor (incidental, see microscopic description)

– Covid-19 positive: [Autopsy, Page 3]

The decedent was known to be positive for 2019nCov RNA on 4/3/2020.

– Overdose Death: [Source below]
According to court documents, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker said to prosecutors on May 31, 2020:

[Andrew Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death.

Source: Court document, Exhibit 4 filed 8/25/2020, officer Tou Thao’s case #27-CR-20-12949) (Archive)

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