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Everett Palmer Jr. He had been housed in a single cell at York County Prison. His death came just two days after Palmer had traveled from his home in Seaford, Delaware to resolve an outstanding warrant for a DUI charge from The coroner's report said around a.
Palmer was then taken to the York hospital, where he was pronounced dead, despite medical intervention. But when Palmer's body was returned to his family, his throat, heart and brain were removed, the Washington Post reported.
Attorney Lee Merrit, who is representing the family, told the paper that the body parts went missing for several months and had not been returned to the family. The Pennsylvania State Police agency has said that is investigating in conjunction with the York County district attorney. A sickle-cell disorder was said to be a probable contributing factor, but the manner of death was still undetermined, the report said.
Merritt told the paper that the family hired an independent pathologist, who first flagged the missing organs, and said the manner of death should be considered a homicide. Brother Dwayne Palmer told NY1 that while the family was carriers for sickle-cell anemia, his brother did not have it.
Another family attorney told NY1 that brains and hearts are sometimes removed for autopsies, but not a throat. Merritt told the paper that the Palmer family had met with the York County district attorney and that prosecutors were considering a grand jury investigation into the death.
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Family seeks answers after veteran's body came back from prison missing throat, heart, brain