Autopsy: no cause found in investigator's death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- An autopsy says the body of a state insurance investigator that was found in South Carolina in May was so badly decomposed that medical examiners can't determine how she died.

The autopsy report released Friday by the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the body of 44-year-old Sallie Rohrbach was wrapped partially in garbage bags when it was found. The report said there were no signs of skull or neck injury and said the body was identified with dental records.

Forty-year-old insurance agency owner Michael Howell has been charged with murder. Officials said Rohrbach was sent from Raleigh to Howell's Charlotte office to examine his books.

Rohrbach disappeared May 14 and her body was found in a wooded area of York County, S.C., on May 20.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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