Third Report on Cause of Death for Amanda Wienckowski

February 7, 2012 Updated Feb 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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February 7, 2012 Updated Feb 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) After the Erie County District Attorney ordered a third review of two previous autopsies of Amanda Wienckowski, her cause of death was ruled "undetermined." Wienckowski was found dead in a garbage tote on Buffalo's East Side in 2009.

The review was done by Rochester-based medical examiner Scott LaPoint, and completed January 19th. Since her death in 2009, there have been two autopsies performed. The first was conducted by the Erie County Medical Examiner, and found that Amanda died of a drug overdose. The second autopsy, an independent outside doctor hired by the family, stated that the cause of death was strangulation. The third review was ordered because there was so much disagreement among the first two autopsies.

Dr. LaPoint's report agrees with the first autopsy that Wienckowski had enough drugs in her system, but also agreed with the second report that Amanda's body was found in a way consistent with homicide. Therefore, LaPoint ruled the cause of death to be undetermined.

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