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INVESTIGATION BEGINS FOLLOWING AUTOPSY

April 24, 1991

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Leavenworth County Sheriff's officers are investigating the death of 15 -month-old Clinton Michael Thompson after receiving autopsy results that indicate foul play may have been involved.

Clinton, the son of Susan Thompson, of Liberty, Mo., died Saturday morning at a home in northern Leavenworth County.

Bonita Peterson, a pathologist from Kansas City, Mo., today released results from the autopsy she performed Saturday.

"It is my opinion that death resulted from blunt force abdominal injury," Peterson wrote in the autopsy report.

Leavenworth County Attorney Frank Kohl said today that he did not know if charges would be filed.

"We don't have anything we can file charges on at this time," he said, adding that authorities still are questioning possible suspects.

"It's still an ongoing investigation," he said.

Janette Nesmith, public relations officer for the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department, said she couldn't release information pertaining to the investigation.

Kohl said a decision whether to file charges could be made early next week, depending on the course of the investigation.

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