Rome Police say Kerrilee D'Avolio's autopsy will take another week

Rome Police have released a brief update on the investigation into the death of Kerrilee D’Avolio more than a week ago.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 11:38 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 12:16 PM

ROME, NY – Rome Police have released a brief update on the investigation into the death of Kerrilee D’Avolio more than a week ago.

Police had initially indicated the results of D’Avolio’s autopsy would be available Monday, August 5th. However, in a press release posted on the department’s website, Lt. James Boyer wrote “At this time, there are additional investigative measures that need to be completed before a preliminary autopsy report can be submitted. Do to the complex measures and expert assistance that is needed with this investigation, it is believed that the preliminary report will not be available until early next week, August 12th at the earliest.”

"There's more to the investigation from the medical examiner's point of view than just the physical examination of the body. So there are some things we did leading up to their physical exam - and they still have questions - so there's things that need to be examined other than the phsyical condition of the body," said Boyer.

D'Avolio was found dead in the Oneida County landfill on the morning of Tuesday, July 30th after she had been reported missing over the previous weekend. Her husband, Jason D’Avolio, is charged with concealment of a corpse after he claimed Kerilee killed herself and he disposed of her body in a Rome dumpster. He is currently in the Oneida County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. An order of protection has been issued on behalf of the couple’s three young children.

Police say their investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rome Police Department at 315-339-7715.

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