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SHOCKING AUTOPSY:  Who or What Killed Noah Presgrove

SHOCKING AUTOPSY: Who or What Killed Noah Presgrove

Update: 2024-06-081
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This episode of Body Bags delves into the mysterious death of 19-year-old Noah Presgrove, found deceased in rural Oklahoma. The autopsy revealed a shocking number of severe injuries, including 10 broken ribs, a hinge fracture of the skull, and multiple cervical vertebrae fractures. These injuries are so extensive that they raise doubts about the police theory that Presgrove fell from the back of a truck. The episode explores the possibility of a rollover ATV accident, a potential hit-and-run, and other scenarios that could have caused such severe trauma. The episode also highlights the importance of sequencing injuries in autopsies to determine the order of events and the role of the medical examiner in classifying the cause of death. The case remains unsolved, leaving listeners with more questions than answers.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the case of Noah Presgrove, a 19-year-old found dead in rural Oklahoma. The episode will discuss the autopsy findings and the ongoing investigation into his death.

00:01:47
The Autopsy of Noah Presgrove

This Chapter delves into the details of Noah Presgrove's autopsy, revealing a shocking number of severe injuries, including 10 broken ribs, a hinge fracture of the skull, and multiple cervical vertebrae fractures. The injuries are so extensive that they raise doubts about the police theory that Presgrove fell from the back of a truck.

00:12:15
The Party and the ATV Accident

This Chapter explores the events leading up to Noah Presgrove's death, including a Labor Day weekend party he attended. The episode reveals that Presgrove was involved in an ATV rollover accident, but the injuries sustained in the accident were not severe enough to require hospitalization. The episode discusses the possibility of internal injuries that may have contributed to his death.

00:19:10
Analyzing the Injuries

This Chapter focuses on the specific injuries found during Noah Presgrove's autopsy and their potential causes. The episode discusses the police theory of a fall from a truck and why the injuries don't support this theory. The episode also explores other possibilities, such as a hit-and-run or a more violent assault.

00:43:22
The Unsolved Mystery

This Chapter concludes the episode by highlighting the unanswered questions surrounding Noah Presgrove's death. The episode emphasizes the importance of the medical examiner's role in determining the cause of death and the challenges of piecing together the events that led to Presgrove's demise.

Keywords

Noah Presgrove
Noah Presgrove was a 19-year-old man who was found dead in rural Oklahoma. His death is the subject of this episode of Body Bags, and the autopsy revealed a shocking number of severe injuries, leading to questions about the police theory of a fall from a truck.

Hinge Fracture
A hinge fracture is a type of skull fracture that involves a break across the floor of the skull, often caused by significant force. In Noah Presgrove's case, the hinge fracture was so severe that it caused extensive bleeding and brain damage.

ATV Rollover
An ATV rollover is a type of accident that can occur when an all-terrain vehicle flips over. In Noah Presgrove's case, he was involved in an ATV rollover accident, but the injuries sustained were not severe enough to require hospitalization. However, the episode explores the possibility of internal injuries that may have contributed to his death.

Rural Oklahoma
Rural Oklahoma is a region of the state known for its sparsely populated areas and agricultural lands. The episode takes place in rural Oklahoma, where Noah Presgrove was found dead. The episode highlights the challenges of investigating a crime in a remote area.

Autopsy
An autopsy is a medical examination of a deceased person's body to determine the cause of death. In Noah Presgrove's case, the autopsy revealed a shocking number of severe injuries, leading to questions about the police theory of a fall from a truck.

Medical Examiner
A medical examiner is a physician who investigates deaths and determines the cause of death. In Noah Presgrove's case, the medical examiner's findings are crucial to understanding the circumstances surrounding his death and the potential causes of his injuries.

Cause of Death
The cause of death is the medical reason why a person died. In Noah Presgrove's case, the cause of death is still under investigation, and the episode explores the various possibilities, including a fall from a truck, an ATV rollover accident, and a potential hit-and-run.

Hit-and-Run
A hit-and-run is a traffic accident in which the driver of a vehicle leaves the scene without providing assistance or reporting the accident. In Noah Presgrove's case, the episode explores the possibility of a hit-and-run as a potential cause of his injuries.

Forensic Pathology
Forensic pathology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the investigation of death and the determination of the cause of death. The episode highlights the role of forensic pathologists in investigating cases like Noah Presgrove's, where the cause of death is unclear.

Q&A

  • What were the most significant injuries found during Noah Presgrove's autopsy?

    The autopsy revealed a shocking number of severe injuries, including 10 broken ribs, a hinge fracture of the skull, and multiple cervical vertebrae fractures. These injuries are so extensive that they raise doubts about the police theory that Presgrove fell from the back of a truck.

  • What are some of the possible scenarios that could have caused Noah Presgrove's injuries?

    The episode explores several possibilities, including a rollover ATV accident, a potential hit-and-run, and other scenarios that could have caused such severe trauma. The episode also highlights the importance of sequencing injuries in autopsies to determine the order of events and the role of the medical examiner in classifying the cause of death.

  • Why is the police theory of a fall from a truck unlikely?

    The injuries found during the autopsy, particularly the extensive skull and spinal cord damage, are not consistent with a fall from a truck. The episode discusses how the injuries suggest a more forceful impact, potentially involving a vehicle or other blunt force trauma.

  • What role does the medical examiner play in this case?

    The medical examiner's findings are crucial to understanding the circumstances surrounding Noah Presgrove's death and the potential causes of his injuries. The episode highlights the importance of the medical examiner's role in determining the cause of death and the challenges of piecing together the events that led to Presgrove's demise.

  • What are some of the unanswered questions surrounding Noah Presgrove's death?

    The episode concludes by highlighting the unanswered questions surrounding Noah Presgrove's death. The episode emphasizes the importance of the medical examiner's role in determining the cause of death and the challenges of piecing together the events that led to Presgrove's demise.

Show Notes

The autopsy of Noah Presgrove is released and for the first time in the history of Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan, Joe is going to issue you a warning for what you are about to hear. Noah Presgrove is at a birthday, end of summer, labor day party with friends all weekend. But something happened Sunday night to cause Noah to leave the party by himself. He is found the next morning at 5:53 am, alone, dead, on the side of a rural highway. He is naked except for a pair of shoes, but one of the shoes isn't his, it belongs to a guy asleep at the house where the party took place. The "friends" he has known all of his life aren't talking. His brother sees teeth scattered near his brother's body and pieces of chain. Who or What killed Noah Presgrove? Will the autopsy help answer the question?


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Transcript Highlights


00:00:08 Introduction: Growing up in rural area 


00:03:10 Talk about List of Injuries 


00:05:17 Discussion of group dynamics 


00:09:12 Discussion of what happens to clothing  


00:12:27 Talk about social media evidence 


00:16:11 Discussion of internal injuries 


00:20:26 Discussion of injuries cased by falling out of a truck  


00:24:14 Talk about skull fractures 


00:28:32 Discussion of brain fluid 


00:32:52 Discussion of broke teeth 


00:36:03 Talk about animals and body on road 


00:37:52 Discussion of cervical injuries 


00:40:00 Discussion of abrasions 


00:41:47 Talk about being hit by car 


00:43:59 Discussion of data 


00:44:17 Conclusion; After the autopsy we still don’t have answers 

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SHOCKING AUTOPSY:  Who or What Killed Noah Presgrove

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