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Paul Walker

Autopsy Report

Horrifying Injuries

1/3/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker's entire body was charred through the skin it was burned so badly ... this according to the autopsy ... burned so bad none of his organs were suitable for donation.

According to the report ... obtained by TMZ ... Walker's body was laying supine in the passenger seat in a "pugilistic stance" -- that's a defensive position, as if he were bracing himself for impact.

He had multiple fractures throughout his body, including his jaw, collarbone, and left upper arm.  There were also various ribs and pelvic fractures.

The report concludes Walker died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" sustained from the Nov. 30 crash in Santa Clarita, CA.

According to the report, the L.A. County Coroner is preserving portions of Paul's organs in a jar -- sources tell us tissues are kept for a certain period of time in case of lawsuits.

Roger Rodas -- the driver -- suffered major head trauma with the top portion of his skull fractured and his brain exposed.

No alcohol or drug traces were found in either body.

The report also says there was "scant soot in Walker's trachea" -- suggesting he took a few breaths after impact.  Sources close to the investigation, however, tell TMZ, they believe both men died almost immediately.

And the report goes on ... Paul had 14% carbon monoxide saturation in his blood stream ... the normal level is 2%.  Roger had 10%.

According to the report ... after impact the car spun 180 degrees, struck a tree and nearly tore in half before exploding in flames.

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607 COMMENTS

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256.

Toilethead    

Were you monsters having a good wank when you wrote that?

238 days ago
257.

Tracey    

Do you people really think his family did not want the full autopsy report? I bet MONEY, they also wanted to know is and how much he suffered. STOP COMING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU SEE.

238 days ago
258.

DON    

LET THIS GUY REST IN PEACE IS RELEASING AUTPSY REALLY NECCESARY

238 days ago
259.

pete    

>"pugilistic stance"< is normal when bodies, dead or alive, are consumed by fire. The muscles shrink and tighten up, pulling the limbs into the torso.

The 10% and 14% carbon monoxide saturation indicates that both were still breathing for a short time after the impact. They may or may not have been conscious or aware of what was happening.

If you are going to bring up any part of the autopsy report it is a disservice to your readers if you don't put them in perspective.

238 days ago
260.

Elaine    

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who is completely fed up with the media's sensationalism of this tragic event. Please respect the surviving family and let this story go away. May he rest in peace.

238 days ago
261.

tony     

wtf

238 days ago
262.

SUNFLOWER    

could this have been a murder/suicide??

238 days ago
263.

SUNFLOWER    

could this have been a murder/suicide??

238 days ago
264.

Ray    

No surprise, you crash into a tree going 100 miles an hour.

238 days ago
265.

InTheKnow    

The coroner's report said both victims were in a "pugilist pose" and the LA Times referred to that as a "brace for impact" response. It's not. That is an involuntary reflex occurring in burned bodies, happening before or after death.

238 days ago
266.

Ian     

Were there no airbags in the car?

238 days ago
267.

Just My Opinion    

Dudes, TMI. Please spare me. That is just too damn sad.

238 days ago
268.

motley    

1) Why was the coroner called 2-1/2 hours after the crash?
2) Why no mention of only being able to identify him by his dental records?
3) Why do the Case Report and Case Notes still have the corpse named as 'JOHN DOE'?
4) Why does the Case Report also have Paul Walker's name 'pencilled' in beside the 'John Doe'?
5) Why, also on the Case Report, is his DOB and AGE only pencilled in?
6) Why does this supposed FINAL do***ent have both typed AND pencilled information on it? - I work for a US medical agency and this wouldn't be allowed.

238 days ago
269.

motley    

I'm no coroner, but even I know that Paul did not have "ALL NATURAL TEETH" - he had an implant or crown at the front right...older video/interview footage proves this. I'm still suspicious about this 'death'; there're too many things that don't add up/make sense.

238 days ago
270.

tammy    

I'm sorry but we don't need to know the gory details! Especially since his family and close friends will be exposed to the fact Mr. Walker was still alive when he burned up!!! Do you realize how horrible that thought is???? Enough already. Two men died tragically; could it have been prevented? YES...but let the family heal and stop with this nonsense!!

238 days ago
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