Following the autopsy, which was completed yesterday, the Orange County Medical Examiner’s office in Florida reported no trauma on the dead body of Michelle Rounds.
“At this point, the doctor has pended the case. There was no trauma to the body, but the doctor wanted to do further laboratory tests before she made a decision”, a representative of the examiner’s office said on September 18, explaining that “it’s one of those things that when the doctor pends it usually means they are looking at, was it natural causes, or was it an accidental death or a suicide depending on the results of the testing.”
Round’s body was found at her home in Florida, on Monday, September 11.
So far, it is thought to have been a suicide.
Soon after the news of Round’s death broke out, Rosie O’Donnell gate a statement to ET, saying that she was “saddened” about the “terrible tragedy.” She added: “”Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife Krista, and their child.”
Michelle’s mother confirmed her daughter was struggling with mental illness through the following statement: “If anyone would like to give to the National Suicide Prevention it would also be greatly appreciated. There are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out.”
Michelle Rounds and Rosie O’Donnell, 55, married in secret, in 2012. They divorced in 2016, after a year of custody battle. The two shared daughter Dakota, 4, whom Rounds gave birth to.