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Brain aneurysms, Drownings, and Autopsies OH MY!

I have a character who, while filling up the tub to take a bath, has a cerebral aneurysm rupture and dies almost immediately. She is kneeling by the tub and her body slumps forward, submerging her head and possibly arms in the water. Due to her current behavior, her family assumes it is a suicide when they find her.

Now here are my questions:

1. During the autopsy, what would indicate that she had died prior to drowning?
2. After realizing she did not die from drowning, how long would it take to figure out she had a brain aneurysm, or could they figure this out?
3. About how long after the death would this autopsy be performed, about how long would the autopsy take, and when would the family find out about the results?

Thanks in advance!

::EDIT::
Thanks for all the replies! I think I have what I need now.
Tags: ~drowning, ~forensics: corpses
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