Police: Elvis fan's death evidently self-inflicted

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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 5:59 PM
Police: Elvis fan's death evidently self-inflicted

Memphis police say an Elvis Presley fan from Scotland who was found dead after being declared missing died of apparent self-inflicted causes.

Officers did not elaborate in a news release Tuesday on the cause of death of 40-year-old Grazyna "Gerrie" Lawrie, whose body was found Monday in a Memphis condo.

She was reported missing Saturday while in Memphis for the anniversary of the singer's death. Police said she was found unresponsive in her bed and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is being performed.

Last week there were numerous activities marking the 34th anniversary of Presley's death, including an annual vigil at his grave outside his Graceland residence.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com