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David Carradine's Body To Undergo Second Autopsy, FBI Investigation Stalled

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    David Carradine's body was expected back Los Angeles from Bangkok, Thailand on Monday – and with it, questions about the actor's mysterious death.

    With results from an autopsy conducted last week in Thailand said to be weeks away, Mark Geragos, attorney of David's brother, Keith Carradine, said on "Larry King Live" on Friday that a second, independent autopsy would be conducted upon the actor's body's return.

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    Dr. Michael Baden, who has conducted a number of famous procedures as filmed in the HBO documentary series "Autopsy," confirmed to Access Hollywood on Monday that he would be involved in the investigation but could not say anything further.

    Further, the Los Angeles County Coroner will not be conducting the second autopsy, a county spokesman told Access. The spokesman stressed that it would be more difficult to get an accurate account of the cause of death with a second autopsy after the completion of the first.

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    On Friday, Geragos raised the possibility of foul play for the "Kung Fu" and "Kill Bill" star, who was reportedly found hanging in the closet of his Bangkok hotel room. Carradine was on location for his latest film, "Stretch." The star was reportedly naked, with rope tied around his neck, hands and genitals – prompting speculation that he died accidentally from auto-erotic asphyxiation.

    As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, divorce papers acquired by The Smoking Gun dating to 2003 quoted the star's fourth wife, Marina Anderson, as alleging that he had practiced "deviant sexual behavior which was potentially deadly" during their marriage.

    But this explanation has not satisfied many close to the late actor. According to the Associated Press, Keith Carradine has filed reports with the FBI and asked for their assistance. On Monday, Thai Police told the AP they would accept the FBI's assistance – but only in an observational role, due to Thai law.

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    "If the FBI wants to get involved, we will do our best to cooperate," Thai police Maj. Gen. Amnuay Nimmano told reporters. "We have nothing to hide."

    Nimmano would not comment on the cause of death.

    Doctors may not be the only ones to get a last look at Carradine. According to RadarOnline, who broke last week's news that a Thai tabloid had published what appeared to be a photo of the dead actor in his room, "explicit" photos of his post-autopsy body have surfaced and may appear in Thai papers.

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