Autopsy results soon for Thierry de la Villehuchet
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Investigators won't know until next week the cause of death of Thierry de la Villehuchet, a hedge fund adviser whose firm reportedly lost $1.5 billion investing with Bernard Madoff.
Police say hedge fund adviser Thierry de la Villehuchet's body had wrist and bicep cuts.
Madoff is accused of bilking investors out of $50 billion in a Ponzi scheme, a fraudulent structure that pays returns to investors out of money paid by other investors rather than from profit.
Emergency crews found de la Villehuchet's body in his Madison Avenue office Tuesday morning in what police called an apparent suicide. He worked for Access International Advisors.
Pathologists conducted an autopsy Wednesday on the 65-year-old, but they are waiting for the results of toxicology tests before making a determination about the cause of death, said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the New York medical examiner's office. The results should be available next week, she said.
De la Villehuchet suffered "cuts made to his arm, to his wrist and also to his bicep area with a box cutter," New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at a news conference Tuesday. He also told reporters pills were present, though it wasn't clear whether any were ingested, and he said there was no suicide note. Watch the police official on what was found at the scene »
Madoff's attorney, Daniel Horowitz, declined to comment.