Heath Ledger autopsy inconclusive, could take 10 days
An autopsy on 28-year-old actor Heath Ledger began on Wednesday and the intial findings were inconclusive, the medical examiner's office said. It will take about 10 days to complete the investigation, according to a spokeswoman for the office.
Fans and mourners have created a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles outside Ledger's apartment where he was found dead on Tuesday.
Cops say they found bottles of prescription sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication in his bedroom near where the "Brokeback Mountain" actor's body was found. Other pill bottles were found in the bathroom, and they all still contained pills.
News of Ledger's death spread quickly, from the crowd of 300 people that gathered Tuesday outside his Manhattan apartment to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where those with close ties to the actor included Naomi Watts, who dated him after they met on the set of "Lords of Dogtown," a fictionalized story about the birth of modern skateboarding.