NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The hanging death of Mark Madoff, son of convicted Ponzi scheme fraudster Bernard Madoff, was a suicide, the New York City medical examiner ruled Sunday.
Medical examiner's office spokeswoman Ellen Borakove told CNN while the autopsy had been completed, toxicology and tissue tests had yet to be conducted on Madoff's body. The results won't be made public unless Madoff's next of kin asks for the case file, she said.
Madoff, 46, was found hanging from a pipe inside his New York apartment Saturday. Madoff's wife had her stepfather go to the apartment after receiving an e-mail from Madoff expressing his love for her and saying someone should check on their 2-year-old son, the cable news outlet NY1 reported.
Saturday was the second anniversary of Bernard Madoff's arrest in his $60 billion investment scheme. He is serving a 150-year prison term.
Mark Madoff and his brother Andrew have been investigated and are named in civil suits but have not criminally charged.