On October 24, 2011 an autopsy of the remains located on Saturday October 22, 2011 in the Astoria's urban forest was conducted by the Oregon State Police Medical Examiner's Office. The autopsy was inconclusive. The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct further examinations but no manner or cause of death could be determined.
Since no dental records have been located for White no positive identification can be made through dental records. The dental records of the recovered body will be compared against the National Crime Information Center's Missing Person Records. DNA from the remains will also be compared against Missing Person Records.