Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City Police Go to Boston amid Cyanide Probe

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City Police Go to Boston amid Cyanide Probe

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Pittsburgh police were in Boston this week investigating the death of UPMC physician Autumn Klein, who died last month with "toxic levels" of cyanide in her body.

Dr. Klein and her husband, Robert J. Ferrante, moved to Pittsburgh from Boston in 2011 after Dr. Klein received an offer to become the chief of women's neurology at UPMC.

Pittsburgh police officials did not respond to requests for comment about their visit to Boston. Officials have said they are investigating Dr. Klein's death as either a homicide or a suicide.

Dr. Klein earned an M.D. and Ph.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2001. That year, she and Mr. Ferrante were married at Christ Church in Boston, according to records.

She later served as chief resident in neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and had a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Mr. Ferrante, a leading researcher in ALS and Huntington's Disease, spent more than 20 years in Boston, working at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, according to his biography on the University of Pittsburgh website. …

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