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Kevorkian Brings Body to Hospital

April 9, 1998

DETROIT (AP) _ A woman whose body was brought to a suburban hospital Thursday by Dr. Jack Kevorkian had died from an intravenous drug dose, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Investigators were trying to verify the woman’s name, age and hometown Thursday afternoon, said Bill Presley, a medical examiner’s office investigator. Her cause of death was listed as poisoning, he said.

Michael Schwartz, an attorney for the assisted suicide advocate, did not immediately return telephone calls to his office.

The body was left in a car outside the emergency room at Huron Valley Hospital in Commerce Township about 1 a.m., said hospital spokeswoman Sue Happel.

Sheriff’s deputies questioned Kevorkian and a second man, she said, then had the body moved to the morgue.

The body is the second left at Huron Valley Hospital since March 5, when Kevorkian and associate Dr. Georges Reding dropped off the corpse of William Connaughton, 42, of Boston.

A note left with that body said the man had fibromyalgia, a painful muscle disorder.

Kevorkian has been acquitted in three trials covering five deaths. Another prosecution ended in a mistrial in June. He has admitted helping more than 100 people commit suicide since 1990.

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