19 Mar 2011

Family of a teenager who died in a American Samoa facility seek autopsy

10:29 am on 19 March 2011

The family of a 17 year old juvenile detainee in American Samoa whose death police say was a suicide, has made an official request for an autopsy to be performed.

The victim died earlier this month at the Juvenile Detention Center in Tafuna.

A police investigation into his death had concluded he'd taken his own life but the family is questioning this.