Cause of death in FAMU case could take months
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say it could take up to three months to learn exactly what caused the death of a Florida A&M University band member who police say was involved in hazing.
A spokeswoman for the Orange County medical examiner's office said Wednesday the autopsy on 26-year-old Robert Champion has been completed but it may take months before officials get the results back.
Champion was a drum major in the school's famed Marching 100 band. He was found unresponsive on a bus parked in front of an Orlando hotel after the FAMU football team's loss to Bethune-Cookman Saturday. He died a short time later at a hospital.
University officials suspended the band Tuesday from performances until an investigation into possible hazing is completed.