Autopsy Report Released In Death Of Aimee Pitt

Authorities have released the autopsy report into the death of a woman who was reported missing and later found hanging in a closet of her home.

Aimee Pitt of Edgecombe County was missing for three weeks before her body was discovered in her home in January.

According to the autopsy report released Wednesday, there were traces of cocaine and ethanol alcohol in the 22-year-old's system at the time of her death. In the report there were no other injuries to Pitt's body.

In January the medical examiner found that Pitt's cause of death was hanging.

No arrests have been made in the case.


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  • by Anon on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:57 PM
    Cudoos again to WITN..they have managed to report all late breaking news before family notification...GO WITN..posted on WITN before family notification 1. body found in house 2. preliminary autopsy - death by hanging 3. final autopsy - death by hanging plus toxicology report ALL OF THESE FACTS ABOVE WERE RELEASED BEFORE FAMILY NOTIFICATION...The family of Aimee Pitt was not given any time to prepare before all info was made public. Wonder how the reporters decided what to publish nddaughter's dead body was found on the evening news...I hope you never find out!~
  • by Anon Location: Tarboro on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    If Ben Harrelson did not have anything to do with knowledge of Aimee's death.. 1. Why did lie to her parents and officers multiple times 2. Why did he ask for the key to private farm land at 1-2 am.. Was he planning to go fishing? 3. Why did he have a so called accident after talking with the same friend about the key and then talking about suicide 4. Why did he refuse to talk with TPD after he was released from the hospital 5. Why did he not get any charges after that car "accident". I guess driving into a church sign at 90 miles/hr could happen to anybody!! 6. Why is his name and history being kept such a secret.. living in his grandmother's house b/c family did want him to live with them, didn't have a public job b/c he couldn't pass a drug test, has a well known reputation of using heroin. Good thing for him..he's alive and your personal info only becomes public info after you're dead!!!!
  • by laura Location: greenville on Jul 1, 2011 at 09:38 PM
    Yeah...if I ever go missing, someone please check my house.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Jul 1, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    Also, based on WITN's previous report (in the link below), it seems as though the boyfriend should be their prime suspect, yet there are no charges filed. What is going on in this story???
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Jul 1, 2011 at 06:38 AM
    Susan! Exactly! I mean, what the heck is wrong with that police department? Shouldn't that be the first place they get a search warrant for and check? Unbelievable...
  • by Susan Location: Washington on Jul 1, 2011 at 05:46 AM
    Still don't understand how you can be missing for 3 weeks then found in your home. Wouldn't that be the first place people would look for you?
  • by anon on Jul 1, 2011 at 04:45 AM
    Auto-erotic asphyxiation maybe?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    I'd like to congratulate channel 12 news in their breaking news. Once again you have shown just how ethical and moral your reporting is by reporting news before family and loved ones can be notified.
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      by Anon on Jul 5, 2011 at 04:02 PM in reply to
      AMEN! The media seems so intent on reporting every new detail about Aimee as soon as possible without any consideration for her family. But why are they so afraid to say anything about her boyfriend. They never even say his name, Ben Harrelson. Everything about her death is now "public record", why is everything about him so private? His name, that wreck, his past arrests and drug abuse etc. How about printing his toxicology report after that so convenient car "accident".
  • by laura Location: greenville on Jun 30, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    So we've got the cause of death, how about the manner of death? Suicide, homicide, accident, natural causes?
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      by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 at 06:41 PM in reply to laura
      how do you die by natural causes from hanging?
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        by laura on Jul 1, 2011 at 09:33 PM in reply to
        Obviously it wasn't natural causes. But like everything else having to do with this case, nothing would surprise me at this point.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Jun 30, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    So was it a homicide or suicide? And why didn't they check her house for her body early on? http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Tarboro_Police_Find_Females_Body_114301149.html
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      by Blackbeard's Ghost on Jul 1, 2011 at 05:13 AM in reply to Citizen
      The police can not just walk into a house without probable cause. Its easy to say they had it after the fact, but during the initial investigation, there was not any proof that would have stood up in court to allow them in. The boyfriend would have had to given them permission to go in. Now why didn't they get that permission is a good question. What seems like a no-brainer gets too complicated when the courts/legal issues get invovled.
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      by Bid Daddy on Jul 1, 2011 at 07:59 AM in reply to Citizen
      The LEO might not could have entered the house; but if I were her brother, Dad, cousin, or friend... I WOULD HAVE!
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