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Where is Trayvon Martin's autopsy?

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Trayvon Martin, 17, and his father Tracy Martin. (Source: CNN) Trayvon Martin, 17, and his father Tracy Martin. (Source: CNN)

(RNN) -  The funeral director who prepared Trayvon Martin's body for burial told a TV anchor that Martin had no injuries to his hands or arms that would indicate a fight had occurred.

Richard Kurtz told CNN's  Nancy Grace on Wednesday that Martin had a gunshot wound to his upper chest, but any other injury would have been difficult to detect because an autopsy was performed on the teen's body before he received it.

"As for his hands and knuckles, I don't see any evidence he had been fighting anybody," Kurtz said.

A Volusia County spokesman, Dave Byron, has confirmed that an autopsy was performed by them, but those results could take more than 30 days to be released. Results will not be unsealed until the investigation becomes "inactive."

A special prosecutor has been appointed to the case, and the Department of Justice is doing its own investigation. A Florida Grand Jury will meet on April 10 to determine if indictments should be issued.

The neighborhood watch captain who shot Martin, 17, to death on the night of Feb. 26 has claimed self-defense.

A Sanford police surveillance video, first reported by ABC News, shows Zimmerman in handcuffs at the police station, with no obvious signs of trauma. Zimmerman told police officers at the scene that Martin attacked him, punching him in the nose and slamming his head into the pavement.

According to the police report, Zimmerman was treated on the scene by emergency responders, but did not go to the hospital for evaluation.

The video shows Zimmerman with his head down, walking through what appears to be the police garage and into a back door. At one point, A Sanford police officer touches something on Zimmerman's shirt or jacket and wipes his hand on his own uniform.

Another officer appears to look intently at the back of Zimmerman's head.

Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, said Wednesday the video clearly shows the shooting did not occur as a result of a fight between the two. Sworn statements by Trayvon Martin's girlfriend – who was on the phone with him at the time of the confrontation – seem to indicate that Trayvon was attempting to elude Zimmerman when the call was dropped.

On Thursday, Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman, said Trayvon Martin broke his son's nose in the fight, and that race had nothing to do with the incident.

The self-appointed neighborhood watch captain began pursuing Trayvon Martin after noticing him walking through the gated community. Martin was on his way back to his father's fiancee's house from a local store.

Zimmerman called emergency operators to report the teen, saying he looked suspicious. The operator advised Zimmerman to stop pursuing Trayvon, but he disregarded the instruction.

A spokeswoman for the special prosecutor appointed to the case said Wednesday reports that investigators failed to collect key evidence at the scene, including Zimmerman's and Martin's clothing, are not true.

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