Michael Schiavo's attorney announced yesterday that Terri will receive an autopsy before she is cremated. This decision is to counter the inevitable cries from the public that Terri's husband is looking to 'hide something'.
"But because claims have been made by, I guess, opponents of carrying out her wishes that there was some motive behind the cremation of Mrs. Schiavo we felt it was necessary to make that announcement today."
Disagreement over the planned cremation rather than the full burial demanded by Schiavo's Roman Catholic parents has been a subplot to the long legal battle." (source)