Report: Anna Nicole Smith wants independent autopsy for son's death
UPI News Service, 09/16/2006
Anna Nicole Smith has hired her own pathologist to conduct an autopsy on the body of her 20-year-old son, who was found dead in her Nassau hospital room.
Citing a report in Bahamas media, the New York Daily News said oil-heiress/actress Smith had hired her own private pathologist, as yet unidentified, to determine the cause of death of Daniel Smith, who died in his mother's Nassau hospital room three days after the birth of his little sister.
An autopsy conducted earlier this week by Bahamian authorities has been completed. However, the cause of death along with results of toxicology tests were not scheduled to be released until an inquest scheduled Oct. 23.
Sources close to the case have said they suspect drugs may have been involved in the young man's death.