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Autopsy says Frisco boy died of undetermined cause

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A 10-year-old Frisco boy died of undetermined causes, but natural disease is most likely, according to the Collin County Medical Examiner.

Pallavi Dhawan is accused of killing her 10-year-old son, Arnav, but she and her husband, Sumeet, have long maintained that Pallavi is innocent and that the boy had pre-existing medical conditions.

The family says that the autopsy proves there's no indication of foul play, leaving them furious with the Frisco Police Department. Frisco police said that Pallavi confessed to killing her son -- when asked by officers if she killed Arnav, they said she nodded her head, indicating yes.

A full copy of the autopsy was released to FOX4 on Thursday afternoon. The report says Arnav likely had a seizure that led to a ruptured cyst in his brain and heart attack.

"Even after we picked up this report and we were going through it, Sumeet was going through it, the very first thing that came to my mind was, Arnav's still not there," said Pallavi.

In the report, nowhere does the word "homicide" appear, nor does it say there were signs of trauma.

The Dhawans say Arnav's medical records locked in the trunk of their family car were not released to their attorney or to the medical examiner's office until two days after the autopsy. The family claims those records would have helped the medical examiner come to a positive conclusion during the autopsy.

The case could still go to a grand jury.

Frisco police have not commented.

Sumeet and Pallavi's attorney both denied that Pallavi nodded her head when she was questioned by police.

Arnav was found dead in a bathtub and wrapped in cloth and surrounded by plastic Dec. 30, 2013.

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