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Second autopsy to delay Palm Island funeral

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 3 December 2004

A spokesman for the Palm Island community in north Queensland says the funeral for a man who died in police custody may be another two weeks away.

Cameron Doomadgee died in the police watch-house on Palm Island two weeks ago.

The results of a post mortem examination led to riots on the island.

Community spokesman Brad Foster says lawyers for Mr Doomadgee's family are still waiting for the results of a second autopsy.

"They received a letter from the coroner saying that the pathologist is actually going through all the information making sure it's all tested properly," he said.

"It's looking at probably taking four or five days to a week before they come to a conclusion and then they release the report.

"It's actually looking more like two weeks away at this stage."

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