Parents Say Son's Injuries Do Not Indicate Suicide


Saturday, September 29th 2007, 7:15 pm

By: News On 6


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) _ The parents of a man found dead earlier this month in a Cherokee County jail cell say his injuries are not consistent with suicide.

The body of 22-year-old Aaron Colby Riddle was found September 6th. The state Medical Examiner's office in Tulsa ruled that he died from hanging and that the manner of death was suicide. But Riddle's parents say that when they saw their son's body in his casket, he had a broken nose, a black eye, bruises on his arms that resembled hand imprints and a three-inch bruise across his throat.

Medical Examiner's office spokesman Randy Saffell says the autopsy report noted injuries similar to those described by the Riddles but would not speculate about the cause of the injuries.

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