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No trauma revealed by autopsy on Kirk Urso

  • AP, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 4:20 PM

Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said the autopsy on Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso revealed no trauma to Urso’s body, along with no blood clots.

She said signs pointed to “an apparent natural death” pending results from toxicology tests and on other tissue.

“It’s leaning toward an apparent natural death, but we don’t know why,” Gorniak said. "What that means is we saw some changes with his heart but we don’t know what it is until we examine it underneath the microscope. So it could be something or it could be nothing. But it’s not definitive as a cause of death right now.”

The 22-year-old Urso was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Grant Medical Center after collapsing at a downtown Columbus bar and restaurant.

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