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Autopsy on St Jago athlete inconclusive, says OPM

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2014 | 3:07 PM

The results of an autopsy on the body of St Jago High School athlete, Cavahn McKenzie, are inconclusive, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is reporting.

The Trinidad Express Newspaper had quoted National Association of Athletics Administrations public relations officer, Peter Samuel, as saying that an autopsy “confirmed a massive heart attack”.

READ: St Jago athlete Cavahn McKenzie died of "massive heart attack" - report

However, according to the OPM, with the results being inconclusive further tests are now underway in Trinidad and Tobago where the athlete collapsed and died on Saturday afternoon during a cross country event.

READ: St Jago athlete collapses, dies in Trinidad & Tobago cross country champs

In a release this afternoon, the OPM said the Government of Jamaica in accordance with procedures is considering further scientific review in an attempt to conclusively determine the cause of death.

The body of the athlete arrived in Kingston this morning.

It was received by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Minister with responsibility for Sport, Natalie Neita Headley and members of McKenzie’s family among others.


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