Reuters Bureau Chief in Pakistan Died of Suffocation

It has been revealed by forensic tests that Maria Golovnina, who was the Reuters bureau chief, died of suffocation. The tests also revealed that there was no foul play involved. The Punjab Forensic Science Agency reported that there were no traces of poison found in her body or any of the samples collected.

The former Reuters chief Golovnina died on Feb. 17, 2015 and she was only 34-years-old. The cause of death could not be determined by the post-mortem test that was completed a week after her body was found. Samples were collected and sent to the pathology and forensic lab.

The forensic report stated that an examination of the heart showed that the victim’s heart contained congested arteries. An examination of the lungs revealed that Golovnina had vascular congestion as well and also the alveoli contained traces of oedematous fluid. Dawn reported that the former Reuters bureau chief died of suffocation and also displayed signs of cardiac arrest as well.

By Heather Granruth



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