Mary Kennedy May Have Tried To Stop Suicide — Autopsy Report

Thu, July 12, 2012 10:19am EDT by 3 Comments
Mary Kennedy Autopsy

The estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. tragically hung herself on May 16. Now, shocking new evidence from the autopsy report reveals that Mary may have tried to halt her suicide attempt.

When Mary Kennedy‘s body was found at her home in Bedford, NY, her fingers were between her neck and the noose implying that she may have tried to stop her suicide at the last minute.

Westchester County Medical Examiner Dr. Kunjlata Ashar confirmed to the New York Daily News that “‘the fingers from both of [Mrs. Kennedy’s] hands were between the rope and the neck.” According to the autopsy report, there was an abrasion on Mary’s finger from the rope.

Although her fingers’ placement between her neck and the rope point to an attempt to save herself, Dr. Ashar says it could simply be that “she was trying to place the rope around her neck.”

According to NYC Medical Examiner Dr. Shiya Ribowsky, this kind of evidence is extremely rare. “I have investigated many, many suicides by hanging and I’ve never seen that,” Dr. Ribowsky said. “She may have been trying to pull the rope off.”

Dr. Ribowsky also noted that, “‘Few people would be able to do it. If she had changed her mind but was already suspended, there would be more than enough pressure to kill her. And in a hanging, the person becomes unconscious within 15 seconds.”

The doctor also added, “But she could certainly have changed her mind and may have been trying to get the rope off. It’s impossible to tell.”

The autopsy report also showed that Mary had three anti-depressants but no alcohol in her system at the time of the suicide.

HollywoodLifers, do you think Mary Kennedy tried to stop her suicide?

– Jenny Pickard

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