Details released concerning discovery of Robin Williams’ body

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As the world mourned his death, authorities confirmed evidence at the scene of Robin Williams’ death was consistent with a suicide.

Williams was last seen alive at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2014. His wife left their home the next morning, believing Williams was still asleep.

When he did not answer her knocks on the door, his personal assistant went into a bedroom and found Williams’ body just before noon Monday, August 11.

An autopsy completed Tuesday morning, August 12, showed “no indication of a struggle or physical altercation,” according to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd. A pocket knife with a closed blade was found near Williams’ body, and several superficial cuts were visible on his left wrist.

While preliminary autopsy results supported initial signs of asphyxia due to hanging, the final cause and manner of Williams’ death would not be certified until toxicology tests were completed, Boyd said.

The results of planned toxicology tests were expected to take two to six weeks to be returned


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