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Body of Kenny Guinn escorted through downtown


Tiffany Gibson

A police motorcade escorts the body of former Gov. Kenny Guinn to Palm Mortuary on Friday in downtown Las Vegas.

Updated Friday, July 23, 2010 | 1:33 p.m.

The body of former Gov. Kenny Guinn was escorted by law enforcement today from the Clark County Coroner’s Office to Palm Mortuary.

The police motorcade began about 11:30 a.m. from the coroner’s office, 1704 Pinto Lane, and ended about 2.5 miles away at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St.

People paused on the sidewalks near Fremont and Main streets to watch the motorcade while helicopters hovered overhead.

Guinn died Thursday morning at University Medical Center after falling from his roof. He was 73.

The coroner’s office completed its medical examination today. An official cause of death is still pending, but a final determination might not be known for several weeks. A funeral date hasn’t been scheduled.

Guinn, a moderate Republican who served two terms as governor after years in utilities, banking and education, fell from the roof of his home near Rancho Circle, where he was thought to be cleaning off pine needles. A heart attack was suspected.

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