Dr. H. Wayne Carver, the chief state medical examiner, was in charge of Elizabeth’s autopsy. It was not easy for him. Elizabeth’s remains covered 188 separate envelopes.
“Gough Heath’s maxilla — the upper jaw — had been traumatically amputated from the skull, the warrant states. There also were four separate areas where her skull had been crushed, it states.
Carver also found during the autopsy that two arm bones were broken, which is consistent with Gough Heath having defended herself by putting her arms up.
The position of the bones indicated that the body had been wrapped in the bedding and placed headfirst in the hole.”
If you read the article, pay attention to the many inconsistencies in John’s story.
But the real mystery is at the end of the article: “And blood found on an end table seized from the home Heath shared with his new wife, Raquel, was found not to belong to either Heath or Gough Heath, the warrant states.”
Who did that table belong to previously? Had it been bought second hand? Can we test for DNA? And, if it isn’t Elizabeth’s blood … how does it pertain to the case?
To be continued!
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