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Autopsy scheduled for Philip Seymour Hoffman

A makeshift memorial to Philip Seymour Hoffman outside the New York City building where his body was found.

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A makeshift memorial to Philip Seymour Hoffman outside the New York City building where his body was found.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City medical examiners plan to conduct an autopsy on the body of Philip Seymour Hoffman as investigators scrutinize evidence from the scene of the actor’s death. That includes packets that law enforcement officials say are believed to contain heroin.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. Hoffman’s body was discovered Sunday in his apartment in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Two law enforcement officials say he was found with a syringe in his arm and with plastic envelopes of what was believed to be heroin.

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Another law enforcement official says some packets were stamped with the ace of hearts symbol, and others with the words ‘‘Ace of Spades’’ and that symbol.

All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk about evidence found.

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Associated Press writer Tom Hays contributed to this report.

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