EFE Fox News 10. 12.12
A Cabinet minister in the administration of ousted Chilean President Salvador Allende who died in custody six months after the September 1973 military coup may have been murdered, according to a new autopsy released Friday.
The body of Jose Toha was exhumed in late 2010 and has been subjected to three separate forensic examinations since then.
The results of the latest review, carried out by specialists from the University of Concepcion, were delivered to special investigative magistrate Jorge Zepeda.
Toha was either strangled or hanged by one or more assailants, the new report concluded.
Toha, who held the Defense and Interior portfolios in the Allende administration, died on March 15, 1974, in Room 303 of the Military Hospital in Santiago, a little more than six months after the putsch led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
He found dead in a closet, hanged with his own belt. Authorities classified the death as a suicide.
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