I called 1 the cell phone number for Dr. Marie Hermann, the chief medical examiner of Volusia County, because it was four o’clock in the afternoon 2 and — as far as I know — they have not yet made a decision as to whether they’re going to perform an autopsy on my mother’s body.

Dr. Hermann did not answer the phone, so I left her a voice mail message with my name and phone number and asked her to return my call.

Update: As of 1:35 AM EDT on August 16th I have not been informed of their decision, or if one has been made.

1 Note that this website displays times as Pacific; this call occurred at 4:02 PM EDT.
2 Note that yesterday Bob Burch told me I would have an answer by this afternoon.