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Scarlett's vital organs found missing during UK autopsy

April 13, 2008 18:14 IST

The vital organs from the body of Scarlett Eden Keeling, whose body was flown to the United Kingdom, were found missing during the third autopsy, the lawyer representing Fiona Mackeown has confirmed.

"Fiona is disturbed about this when she came to know of it," Fiona Mackeown's lawyer Vikram Varma told PTI.

The Coroner court in Devonshire, UK during the second level post-mortem had found that vital body parts like stomach, kidneys and uterus are missing.

Two autopsies were conducted on Scarlett's body in the Goa [Images] medical college and hospital by two different sets of doctors.

Dr Silvano Sapeco, who conducted the first autopsy, stands suspended from the job while the second autopsy had recommended that the death be investigated as murder.

Scarlett's bruised corpse was found at Anjuna beach on February 18.

"The letter for formal confirmation on the facts of missing body parts has been sent by Fiona to the coroner's office in Devonshire," Varma said.

The lawyer said he would also take up the matter with Goa authorities including the Goa medical college and hospital.

"We want to ascertain the facts and circumstances of this unacceptable situation," he said.

According to a report in a newspaper, pathologist Dr Gayn Fernando, attached to the Coroner court in Devonshire, UK, opened Scarlett's body to conduct a third autopsy and found that the body parts were missing.

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