The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 08, 2012
 

Long-sealed autopsy of rapper Notorious B.I.G. released

 
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney for the family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. said on Friday it's ridiculous that Los Angeles police  have not arrested anyone for the rapper's 1997 killing, which has returned to the spotlight after coroner's officials released a long-sealed autopsy report.

The report revealed that injuries cause by a single bullet killed the rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, during a drive-by shooting in March 1997. Wallace was hit by four bullets after leaving a music industry event, but one that hit his heart, left lung and colon caused his death, the 23-page report states.

Mr Perry Sanders Jr said he was not given any notice that the report would be released, and he criticised police for not closing one of Los Angeles' highest-profile unsolved murders, especially since he had been told that police had identified those responsible.

"I've been advised by the homicide detective that was in charge of the investigation and is no longer with the department that the crime has been solved for several years now," Mr Sanders told The Associated Press. "This was confirmed by at least one other person who is currently on the force, and it is ridiculous that an arrest has not been made for a crime that's allegedly been solved for several years."