No autopsy scheduled for Jeremy Carter, former president’s grandson

No autopsy scheduled for Jeremy Carter, former president’s grandson

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Branden Camp
Former President Jimmy Carter teaches during Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Plains, Ga. A recent MRI showing no cancer on Jimmy Carter's brain is "very positive" news for the former president but will not end his medical treatment, doctors said. Carter, 91, announced on Dec. 6 that doctors found no evidence of the four lesions discovered on his brain this summer and no signs of new cancer growth. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will not be conducting an autopsy on Jeremy Carter, the 28-year-old grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

The decision was made after consulting with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, a GBI spokesman said Monday.

Jeremy Carter died early Sunday, hours after he went to take a nap at his family’s home in Peachtree City, Jimmy Carter told his church congregation. Jeremy Carter was the son of Annette and Jeff Carter, who is Jimmy Carter’s youngest of three sons.

Annette Carter checked on her son during his nap and found him without a pulse and called 911. Paramedics transported him to an unknown hospital, where he later died.

Later Sunday, the 91-year-old former president arrived 25 minutes late for his regular Sunday School at Marantha Baptist Church in Plains. There, he told the congregation about the death of his grandson.

Jeremy Carter was first cousins with Jason Carter, a former state senator and the 2014 Democratic nominee for Georgia governor.

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