Sorry this is going to be nsensitive but does anyone know if there was or will be an autopsy, especially an independent one, performed on Kay Gilderdale? In the US, I believe most suicides require autopsy by law. In terms of the science, having tissues samples to look at might help scientists figure out what, if any, viruses were involved in her illness. During Mikovits' talk, she mentioned we don't know what the reservoir for XMRV and that it might be a tissue like the brain or lymph nodes. Tissue samples are hard to come by in live persons since there is risk of injury with biopsies especialy of sensitive parts like the heart or brain. If they find XMRV or other viruses that shouldn't be there in her tissues, it would definitely advance the science. Sometimes, tissues of interest can be stored and examined at a later date. The WPI has a biobank for tissue samples. Also, I heard that Sophia Mirza had an autopsy and I heard a bit about inflammation in her spinal cord. Was an official statment ever released and if so, how could I find it?