Gatti Family May Seek Independent Autopsy

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JERSEY CITY, N.J.(AP) - The brother of boxer Arturo Gatti says the family may seek to exhume his body and have an autopsy conducted in Canada.

Joseph Gatti of Wyckoff said Thursday that no one in the family believes the 37-year-old fighter committed suicide. They still suspect he was strangled by his Brazilian wife, Amanda Rodrigues.

Brazilian police ruled the death a suicide Thursday and a judge ordered Rodrigues' release from jail just hours before a memorial Mass for Gatti in northern New Jersey.

Joseph Gatti, a former boxing champion like his brother, says the family is very disappointed in the Brazilian law enforcement community.

The memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist, a Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City.