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Details: August 11 20014 11:55 am a 911 call was made (received by Marin County Communications)
Robin Williams was unconscious and not breathing.
“The caller was distraught and indicated at that time that was an apparent suicide due to a hanging had taken place and that rigamortis has set in.”
Authorities arrived at 12 pm. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 pm by firefighters.
“Preliminary information developed during the investigation by coroner division personnel has revealed Mr. Williams had been seeking treatment for depression. Mr. Williams was last seen alive by his wife at approximately 10:30 pm on August 10th, 2014, when she retired for the evening in a room in the home.”
When Williams went into a separate bedroom in the home that evening is “unknown at this time.”
“At approximately 10:30 am on August 11th, 2014, Mr. William’s wife left the home believing Mr. Williams to still be asleep. Mr. Williams’ personal assistant became concerned at approximately 11:45 am, when he failed to respond to knocks on his bedroom door. At that time, the personal assistant was able to gain access to Mr. William’s bedroom and enter the bedroom to find Mr. Williams clothed, in a seated position, unresponsive with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the closed closet door and the door frame. His right shoulder area was touching the door with his body perpendicular to the door and slightly suspended.”
“The inside of Mr. Williams’ left wrist had several acute superficial transverse cuts. A pocket knife with a closed blade was located in close proximity to Mr. Williams. The pocket knife was examined and a dry red material was located on the blade of the knife, which appeared consistent with dry blood. It is unknown at this time if the dry red material is in fact blood or if it is Mr. Williams’ blood. But scientific testing will be conducted to evaluate its investigative value.”
The body was transferred to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office morgue. A forensic examination was done this morning, August 12th, 2014, before the press conference. The examination was conducted by Marin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Forensic Pathologist Joseph Cohen. Cohen found no signs of a struggle or a physical altercation.
Toxicology results will be forthcoming in about 2 to 6 weeks.
“Please note that this is an active investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of Mr. William’s death. The work of the coroner’s office is not complete at this time. The final cause and manner of death will not be certified until a conclusion of the investigation, which is several weeks away. When the investigation is concluded, and our final results are ready for dissemination, a press conference will be scheduled at that time.”