Full Text Of Carradine Statements

Full text of statements read Thursday by Keith and Robert Carradine, brothers of late actor David Carradine, and Dr. Michael Baden, a forensic pathologist hired by the family to independently examine the body.

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Keith Carradine:

"First of all, we would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt expressions of love and sympathy for what we are going through. This is a devastating loss for our family and we greatly appreciate the compassion pouring in from all over the world.

We wish to express our gratitude to the government of Thailand and the Lumpini Police Station in Bangkok for their support and cooperation and to the U.S. Department of State for their assistance.

The investigation is ongoing. A second autopsy was performed by Dr. Michael Baden. His initial findings will be addressed in a written statement which will be read in a moment."

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Robert Carradine:

"Until we have all of the pending results of the investigation we respectfully ask that we be allowed to lay our beloved brother, husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather to rest in peace and with dignity.

Once the investigation is fully completed and definitive conclusions have been reached, we will address the findings with the public.

Thank you for your understanding during this profoundly painful time."

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Statement of Dr. Michael Baden, read by David Zutler of Zutler Special Services:

"The autopsy findings and the evidence thus far available demonstrate that Mr. Carradine's death was not the result of suicide. However, to reach a final determination as to the cause and the manner of death we must wait for further information from Thailand as to the scene findings and the completion of the crime laboratory and toxicology studies that are still being performed."

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