Medical Examiner: Autopsy results pending, may take weeks

Medical Examiner: Autopsy results pending, may take weeks

Autopsy results for a 20-year-old female student who was found dead Monday night in her off-campus residence are pending and may take weeks to be released, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fort Worth Police continue to investigate the death of Amanda Bebout, a junior nursing major whose body was found at her residence near campus at about 8 p.m. Monday on the 2800 block of Lubbock Avenue, police said. Preliminary findings suggest no foul play was involved, according to police.

Toxicology tests are being conducted, and it will take between four to six weeks before results are given back, said Linda Anderson, public information officer for the Medical Examiner’s Office. The Medical Examiner’s Office won’t release any information until all tests are complete, she said.

“We don’t have any published information at this time,” Anderson said.

On Monday, police responded to a call about a woman who was unresponsive at a residence on Lubbock Avenue, according to police. Officers arrived at the scene and found the woman dead, police said.

According to a police incident report about the emergency call, a woman told police that she found her roommate not breathing and with duct tape over her mouth.

As a matter of policy, police do not discuss matters relating to evidence in an ongoing investigation, but the woman was not bound or otherwise restrained as some reports indicated, according to a Fort Worth Police press release Tuesday.

Sgt. Chad Mahaffey, public information officer for Fort Worth Police, said at a press conference Monday night that the student’s family had tried to contact her throughout the day Monday and then asked her roommates to check up on her.

Bebout was a member of the TCU chapter of Gamma Phi Beta. Several members of the sorority declined to comment, citing sorority policy.

Gamma Phi Beta’s request that its members not comment on the death of a member is international policy for the sorority, said Nina Dulacki, director of marketing and communications for the sorority.

“In difficult times, that’s not in their best interest to comment,” she said. “They need to grieve.”