The autopsy results for Justin Ross Harris’ son, Cooper, are finally in. On June 25, the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office released the heartbreaking results of the 22-month-old’s autopsy.
The disturbing story of Justin Ross Harris, 33, and his son’s tragic death continues to shock the nation. Now, the autopsy results for Cooper, just 22 months old, are finally in and the results are very telling of how the toddler died. So sad.
Justin Ross Harris’ Son Died Of Hyperthermia — Autopsy Report
This is the first piece of consistent news in the case of Justin Ross Harris and his son, Cooper.
An autopsy was done on Cooper’s body shortly after he was “discovered” by his father in the backseat of the car, and the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that Cooper died of hyperthermia, reports WPIX.
For those of you who may not know, hyperthermia is when the body elevates in temperature due to the body producing or absorbing more heat than it is releasing. Sadly, that means that Cooper’s death is consistent with being left inside of his father’s car for several hours on a day when temperatures may have reached up to 91 degrees.
However, due to other “investigative information,” police are still ruling little Cooper’s death a homicide.
Justin’s Internet History Suggests Cooper’s Death Was Pre-Meditated
In a horrifying turn of events, new evidence in Cooper’s death suggest that his father, Justin, may have researched whether or not leaving his son in the car would kill him.
A new report claims that police confiscated Justin’s computer from his desk at the Home Depot corporate office, and a law enforcement source revealed that “someone searched for information on how long it takes for an animal to die in a hot car.“
Cobb County Police released a brand new warrant against Justin on June 25, accusing him of intentionally killing his son by leaving him in a hot vehicle for several hours.
Justin is currently being held without bond.
Our thoughts remain with Cooper’s family at this very difficult time.
— Lauren Cox