County to Turn Over Body Parts for Autopsy

September 27, 2013 Updated May 25, 2010 at 11:33 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 25, 2010 at 11:33 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -- After the urging of a judge, Erie County and the City of Buffalo agreed on Tuesday to release body parts belonging to Amanda Wienckowksi, whose body was found frozen in a garbage tote in January, 2009.

The medical examiner ruled the death an accidental drug overdose, but the family believes the 20-year-old was murdered.

A second autopsy indicates homicide, according to the family's attorney, Steven Cohen.

A private autopsy on Amanda was conducted earlier this year by a California pathologist, who will come to Buffalo on June 2 to analyze Amanda's heart, trachea and liver, which were withheld by the county and not buried with Amanda.

Dr. Silvia Comparini found indications that Amanda was murdered, but cannot make a final ruling until the body parts are analyzed.