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Prince autopsy: What might not be released publicly?

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Prince presents the award for favorite album.
In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Matt Sayles | Invision | AP 2015

We may find out this week what killed Prince. The music icon was found dead April 21 at his Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen. 

An autopsy was performed soon after the body was discovered and since then an investigation has been underway to determine the exact cause of death. 

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office, based in Anoka County, is leading that investigation. They have indicated that the results should be released soon. 

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with the chief medical examiner for Hennepin County, Dr. Andrew Baker, about what information the public can expect to get, and not get.