Autopsy Released In Chief Epidemiologist Murder

Posted at 11:21 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 00:30:41-04

Information in a newly-released autopsy of a Belle Meade doctor has depicted the story of a brutal murder. 

It was a crime that shocked a community that hasn't seen that kind of violence in decades.

Dr. Sandra Thomas-Trudo was the Chief Epidemiologist at the Metro Health Department. And according to the report she was stabbed 17 times, including in the neck, heart, lungs, stomach and kidneys.

The report says there's no doubt the cause of her death was a murder.

The doctor's husband, William Thomas-Trudo tipped off police when he showed up to the West Precinct station January 21, bloody and injured.

"He walked into the west precinct, essentially said he was there to surrender or turn himself in for the murder of his wife.  And declined to answer any further questions," said Metro Police Spokesperson Don Aaron.

Detectives rushed to the couple's apartment on Belle Meade Boulevard. They found her body along with a bloody knife in a bathroom sink.

In February a judge sent the case to a grand jury. Thomas-Trudo was charged with first degree murder.