Noah Chamberlin’s autopsy results from the medical examiner’s office have been released… just days after the 2-year-old missing boy was found dead in a wooded area of Pinson, Tennessee.
District Attorney General Jerry Woodall of the 26th judicial district of Tennessee released results of Noah Chamberlin’s preliminary autopsy that indicated he died from hypothermia. According to WHNT 19, no signs of foul play were revealed in the report.
The medical examiner’s office says the full autopsy will take between 8 to 16 weeks for results.
Noah went missing on January 14 and was found a whole week later on January 21. His body was found not far from where his grandmother’s home was located. He vanished after he went on a walk with his grandmother and 4-year-old sister in Pinson. When his grandmother turned her attention to his sister, she lost track of him.
— Nick Beres (@NC5_NickBeres) January 25, 2016
Woodall took the opportunity to address rumors on social media about the Noah Chamberlin case. He mentioned that many have speculated that Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver was close friends with the Chamberlin family, which isn’t true.
There was a petition started that called on “someone other than the Chester County Sheriff’s Department” to investigate the missing Tennessee toddler’s case.
Woodall said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Chester and Madison County Sheriff’s Departments had been involved in the investigation since the beginning.
Edwin Grant, a consultant with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was at the scene and expressed that the ground search efforts for Noah Chamberlin was among the most organized he’s ever seen.
The Jackson Sun reports that search dogs, helicopters, electronic heat-seeking equipment, and officers from other agencies volunteered in the search for Noah.
A portion of District Attorney General Jerry Woodall’s statement revealed that Noah Chamberlin’s autopsy results revealed that hypothermia was the reason for the boy’s death.
Upon the recovery of the body of Noah Chamberlin it was sent for an autopsy. This autopsy was performed at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee. The preliminary results of this autopsy are that his death was the result of hypothermia and there were not signs of foul play.
“My office maintained constant contact with the agencies involved during the search for Noah. Based upon the information received, it is my opinion that there are no criminal acts.”
Noah’s funeral will be held Wednesday.
In the middle of the search for Noah Chamberlin, more information emerged regarding his parents — Jacob and Destiny Chamberlin. The couple is described as very Christian-oriented. Those who know the Chamberlins said they would never harm their son.
— Mashable (@mashable) January 22, 2016
As with many missing children’s cases, the public formed their own judgments about the parents and spread rumors. Law enforcement urged the public to refrain from unfounded speculations and to get their information strictly from law enforcement.
More than 1,000 of wooded area was searched after Noah Chamberlin went missing. Volunteers had to use extreme caution during their efforts due to harsh winter conditions. Icy areas made terrain difficult for searchers and law enforcement to travel, and they had to intermittently halt searches until it was safe enough to venture out again — typically within a few hours.
People on foot and horseback covered the search area extensively — along with ATVs, search dogs, and helicopters.
When Noah’s body was found, it was between 1 and 4 p.m. last Thursday. His body was reportedly discovered in an area that was previously searched.
Noah Chamberlin’s full autopsy results should be released in about 8 to 16 weeks.
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