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Travolta Family Doc Present During Autopsy

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An autopsy has been completed on the body of 16-year-old Jett Travolta. The local authorities in the Bahamas have called in a second forensic pathologist to participate in the death investigation, due to the high-profile nature of the case. In addition, the Travolta family doctor observed the autopsy. The son of Kelly Preston and John Travolta died on Friday.

Travolta Family

Police say a caretaker found Jett unconscious in a bathroom late Friday morning and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. According to a police statement, Jett was last seen going into the bathroom Thursday night, raising questions that he may have been laying there for some time.

Not so, says family attorney Michael McDermott. "The police left the impression that the boy was unsupervised," McDermott said, adding, "There were two nannies with him for the entire evening. They made it seem like he was sent to the condo and nobody checked in on him until the next morning. [Jett] was spectacularly supervised." said McDermott. According to reports, Jett was under the constant watch of two round-the-clock caregivers, as well as there was a baby monitor in his room and an alarm designed to chime when the door was opened and closed.

In addition to the autopsy, Jett's medical history is also under scrutiny. Reports that he was autistic have been repeatedly denied by the family, although McDermott did confirm Jett had a history of seizures, although it is unclear whether he was currently was taking medication to control them. Several years ago his mother Kelly Preston revealed he had contracted Kawasaki Syndrome, possibly from carpet cleaning chemicals.

The family plans to bring Jett's body back to Ocala, Fla. by Wednesday for burial. Preston posted a statement on her website yesterday to thank everyone who sent their condolences, adding that the couple is "heartbroken" over the loss of their son. 

Officials in the Bahamas say the cause of death could be determined the end of the day today.  


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