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US coroner investigating death of Warmbier, student freed from North Korea

However, an autopsy will not be performed in accordance to the family’s wishes.The statement says the office has reviewed medical records and talked extensively with his treating physicians.Tuesday’s flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a USA college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity.(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Wyoming High School in Cinci.Even as Warmbier’s family prepared to mourn him at a public funeral service Thursday in OH, the circumstances behind his death remained unclear.Three Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea.The circumstances around his death are unclear.Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and “profound weakness and contraction” of his muscles, arms and legs.Kim Jong-Un’s regime claimed that Warmbier contracted botulism and fell into a coma soon after being sentenced a year ago.South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea must bear “heavy responsibility” for the death of a 22-year-old USA college student it detained for almost a year and a half.Barring Americans from stepping foot in North Korea would mark the latest USA step to isolate the furtive, nuclear-armed nation, and protect US citizens who may be allured by the prospect of traveling there.Son Geum-ju, the spokesman for the center-left opposition People’s Party, said Tuesday Moon needs to “pay close attention in order to maintain a solid U.S”. “But we certainly intend to continue the cooperation with China and hope to see them respond to that”.For months, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and top aides have staked any progress dealing with North Korea’s burgeoning nuclear program on China’s involvement. Bob Corker of Tennessee says the US government should consider banning Americans from visiting North Korea. Young Pioneer Tours said Tuesday on Facebook that his death shows that the risk American tourists face in visiting North Korea “has become too high”.A person believed to be Otto Warmbier is transferred from a medical transport airplane to an awaiting ambulance at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio.The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office was conferring with doctors at the Cincinnati hospital where Otto Warmbier, 22, died on Monday, before reaching any conclusions about his death, investigator Daryl Zornes said.Yun learned about Warmbier’s condition in a meeting a week before the release from the North Korean ambassador at the U.N.in NY.The United States, South Korea and others have accused North Korea of using foreign detainees has hostages to secure diplomatic concessions.”I think the president is signaling some frustration, he’s signaling to others that he understands this isn’t working, and he’s trying to defend himself, or justify himself, by saying that at least they tried as opposed to others who didn’t even try”, Christopher Hill, a former USA ambassador to South Korea, told MSNBC.