The Institute of Forensic Sciences (ICF) indicated that the singer’s family had carried out the process of identifying the body remotely.
ICF director Dr. Maria Conte Miller also said today, Wednesday, that the autopsy process has not yet been completed.
“It’s being done now,” the doctor answered questions from the press shortly before noon after concluding a graduation ceremony for 12 new forensic experts.
The doctor said that “I still don’t have the details (of the autopsy) because, if it happened only yesterday, today the pathologist on duty is practicing it.”
While this process is being completed, the family of Lalo Rodríguez, through a friend, chiropractor Fidel Estrada, coordinates what will be a funeral. So far it has been determined that the wake will take place at Ehret Funeral Home in Rio Piedras. Then there will be a tribute in the municipality of Carolina, which has not yet been defined. The burial will take place in the artist’s hometown, because according to Estrada the salsa singer himself expressed that he did not want his body to be cremated.
The dates for these events will be determined by the time the ICF will deliver the body to the funeral home and relatives who live off-island can coordinate to attend the visit. It is speculated that they may take place between Monday and Wednesday of next week.
Lalo Rodríguez was found dead on Tuesday afternoon near a field in the Sabana Abajo residential area. He showed no signs of violence. He was 64 years old.
Police, according to comments, suggest it may have been a natural complication of his health condition or an overdose of a controlled substance.