Coroner disputes parents' claim that Otto Warmbier was tortured

Otto Warmbier: tortured to death or tragic accident?

But a coroner disputed claims by Warmbier's parents that his teeth were damaged, and said her office's examination indicated he had been well tended in the year since something - they can not say what - starved his brain of oxygen and eventually killed him. The coroner's report describes abnormal flexing of the arms and legs, which it attributes to severe brain damage from not getting enough oxygen. "It looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers of rearranged his bottom teeth", Fred Warmbier said.

The Hamilton County Coroner's examination showed multiple small scars on Warmbier's body that had healed, as well as a scar where a tracheotomy tube was inserted, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

His parents on Tuesday recalled the heart-wrenching moment they first laid eyes on their son in an interview on Fox and Friends.

"The fact that the U.S.is employing even a dead person for the conspiracy campaign to fuel the worldwide atmosphere of putting pressure on (North Korea) shows how vile and inveterate the hostility of the US policy-makers towards (North Korea) is", the unidentified spokesman said in a statement.

According to Yonhap, North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, US President Donald Trump on Twitter, "Otto, North Korea has been exposed to incredible tangibility." responded to sharing.

"We didn't expect him to come back, and the condition he was, so a lot of this is already known and figures into calculations, so I don't think it will upset the already really scary and precarious situation right now", Neack said.

The coroner reportedly did not detect any clear sign of torture. Her office's report said his body appeared "well-nourished".

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Great interview on @foxandfriends with the parents of Otto Warmbier: 1994 - 2017. Yesterday, his parents opened up about their heartbreaking reunion with their son: "He was blind, he was deaf".

North Korea has denied torturing Warmbier during his stay, even calling itself a "victim" in the devastating ordeal. He later died in a United States hospital after suffering a serious brain injury.

A Hamilton County coroner's report dated September 11 showed cause of death for Otto Warmbier, 22, as complications of brain-damaging oxygen deprivation through "an unknown insult more than a year prior to death". The medical term for his condition was called "chronic anoxic/ischemic encephalopathy". It listed manner of death as "undetermined".

But the coroner, in a Cincinnati news conference, said she had consulted with a forensic dentist.

Three Americans accused of various crimes against the state remain behind bars in the North.

Otto Warmbier died on June 19, just six days after he was evacuated from North Korea, where he had been arrested for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster in January 2016.

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