Link the autopsy so we can see where the ME used those words.
And no, a PR person can't always be trusted as an "accurate source of information", although that isn't the topic here. Did you fully trust all of George W. Bush's press secretaries? How about the PR Departments for the Wall Street firms that caused the financial meltdown?
Until I see the autopsy report itself, there's nothing to see. Julie Bolcer is a PR person and is not a medical expert.