Scalia died of heart attack, body on flight bound for Virginia

Reports citing Texas officials say Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack. (Source: CNN)

EL PASO, TX (KTSM/KVIA/CNN) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s cause of death is a heart attack, according to WFAA.

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told WFAA that Scalia’s death certificate will list myocardial infarction – a heart attack – as the official cause of death.

CNN reported Scalia’s family declined to have an autopsy performed. His body left a West Texas airport Sunday night on a flight bound for Virginia, the Associated Press is reporting.

Scalia died Saturday at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Marfa, TX. His body was found after he failed to show up for breakfast.

The body of Scalia arrived in El Paso, TX around 2 a.m. Sunday.

A state trooper led a convoy of five vehicles to Sunset Funeral Home.

A spokesman for the funeral home said all funeral preparations, including the embalming process, will be handled in El Paso.

Copyright 2016 KTSM/KVIA via CNN. All rights reserved.

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