There is no reason to believe it was a suicide, the sheriff says
Sheriff says Prince was last seen alive at 8 p.m. Wednesday
"We will leave no stone unturned," the sheriff says
A day after Prince’s death stunned his fans and fellow musicians, the work of finding out why the music icon died began in earnest Friday.
Prince Rogers Nelson, 57, died Thursday at Paisley Park of unknown causes. The autopsy was conducted Friday at the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, but it could be weeks before results are complete, spokeswoman Martha Weaver said.
Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said there were no obvious signs of trauma on Prince’s body when he was found. There is no reason to believe Prince’s death was a suicide, Olson said.
The medical examiner’s office said it “will not release information until the exam is complete and all results are obtained.”
Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died Thursday at age 57. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, his home and recording studio, in Chanhassen, Minnesota.