German doctors: Convicted war criminal John Demjanjuk died of natural causes

GERMANY - German prosecutors say the autopsy of the convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk shows that he died of natural causes.

Local prosecutor Bernd Magiera said doctors were unable to determine the exact cause of death of the 91-year-old, who passed away in a Bavarian nursing home on Saturday, but that "there was no indication" of any unnatural causes.

Demjanjuk, a retired autoworker from Seven Hills, Ohio, suffered from terminal bone marrow disease, chronic kidney disease and other ailments. He rejected the accusations against him to the end and was in the process of appealing his 2011 conviction when he died.

PHOTO GALLERY of Demjanjuk's three-decades in court

His attorney Ulrich Busch on Monday appealed to German authorities to arrange for his body to be sent home to Ohio for burial.  His family has not announced any formal furneral plans.

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