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LONDON, April 18 (RAPSI) - The police are waiting for the completion of post-mortem and other examinations of Boris Berezovsky's body, press officer of Thames Valley police Francine Rodrigues told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
The last time the police announced new findings in the case was on March 28. Detective Inspector Mark Bissell of Thames Valley Police said that Berezovsky was found on the bathroom floor with a "ligature around his neck and a piece of the similar material on the shower rail above him."
Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford began an inquest into Berezovsky's death in late March. The first results of the inquest and the post-mortem examination are expected in late May.
The coroner's office has not commented on the progress of the investigation but confirmed that the dates for releasing Berezovsky's body and the issuance of the funeral certificate to his relatives are to be coordinated with the family. They also said that the details will be kept private at the relatives' request.
The 67-year-old billionaire was found by his bodyguard in the bathroom of his house on Mill Lane, Ascot, Berkshire, on March 23. The results of a post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be consistent with hanging. "The pathologist has found nothing to indicate a violent struggle or anything to suggest the involvement of a third party," Bissel said.
The official cause of Berezovsky's death will be announced after the police complete toxicology and histology examinations.