Indications of Homicide in Mysterious Death

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2010 at 1:02 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2010 at 1:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- The California forensic pathologist, hired by the family of Amanda Wienckowski to investigate her death, visited the site Thursday morning where the woman's body was found.

Dr. Silvia Comparini said it was the final component in her investigation.

"We start forensic autopsies at the scene," said Comparini, who was accompanied to the site by Wienchowski's mother, step-father and family attorney, Steven Cohen.

"I wanted to see the scene," Comparini said.

Wienckowski's body was discovered in January, 2009 at the corner of Spring St. and Clinton St. in Buffalo, nude and frozen in a garbage bin.

The suspicious death was investigated by Buffalo Police homicide detectives until the Erie County Medical Examiner ruled the death was caused by an accidental drug overdose.

Amanda's family has never accepted the ruling.

"The family doesn't' have an agenda here," said Cohen. "We want answers and we haven't been given answers."

In their efforts to uncover more details about Amanda's death, the family hired Comparini to conduct a second autopsy earlier this year.

But when Comparini discovered some of Amanda's body parts were missing, the family went to court and ultimately received the support of a judge, who urged the county to turn over the parts and police to release crime scene photos.

Comparini examined Amanda's trachea, heart and liver at the Erie County Medical Examiner's offices on Wednesday.

Are there indications that Amanda was murdered?

"There are some, yes," Comparini said. "But we have to first finish the investigation to be able to make any conclusions."

The family returns to court on June 9, when a judge will decide how the case should proceed.