David Carradine‘s body has returned home and now a famed pathologist will try to make sense of senselessness.

Dr. Michael Baden,
the former chief medical examiner of New York, is on his way to conduct a private autopsy on the Kung Fu star’s body. Carradine, 72, was found nude in a Bangkok hotel closet with his hands, neck and genitals bound in what appears to be an act of masturbatory auto-erotic asphyxiation.

"If this act was for pleasure, I can tell from the ligature," Baden revealed. "Some cloth would’ve hidden the rope mark around his neck so that it wouldn’t show next day. I’ll have to see the photos before they cut him down."

"Baden is one of the most experienced forensic pathologists in the world. If there’s something suspicious, he’ll find it," said Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, chairman of the Department of Forensic Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

"(He’s) familiar with auto-erotic asphyxiation," Kobilinsky said. "He’ll perform a typical autopsy of the body  (and) a psychological autopsy, to get into the mind of the deceased."

Baden will probably have to wait for the Thai toxicology results which won’t be available for three weeks before issuing his report. 

Two of Carradine’s ex-wives have already gone on the record confirming David’s penchant for pushing the boundaries of deviant sexuality.

"The family discounts any suicide theory," Keith Carradine, David’s half-brother stated. "I spoke with David two weeks before. He was saying how great things were work-wise. Work was his greatest love. He was in the happiest place I’ve known him to be. As happy as I’ve known him all his life."

Meanwhile rumors continue to swirl that the Kill Bill star was murdered for investigating a secret criminal martial arts society.

"One of the widely held theories about Bruce Lee‘s death was that he was killed by one of these groups for teaching martial arts secrets," Carradine co-star and martial arts practitioner Frank Krueger said.  "I can’t say whether or not David was killed for uncovering a secret society or not, but, as a martial artist, I think it would be a legendary end to an extraordinary life."

But sadly, probably not one based in reality.