Kate Middleton Nurse Suicide: Jacintha Saldanha Photo Released, Investigation Underway

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The first photo of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who committed suicide after falling for a prank call involving Kate Middleton, has been released by Scotland Yard.

Saldanha passed away hours after being duped by the Kate Middleton prank call, in which two Australian DJ's pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

Jacintha Saldanha Pic

Scotland Yard sent out the haunting snap-shot of Saldanha, the nurse on-call at King Edward VII Hospital in London, and whose demise is now under investigation.

The 46-year-old's death is currently listed as "unexplained."

An autopsy will be held next week, according to authorities.

Saldanha's family said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha. We would ask that the media respect out privacy at this difficult time."

The Australian radio station behind the call also issued a statement Saturday, stating it did nothing wrong and there was no way to have foreseen the tragic outcome.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian

The two DJ's have suspended themselves from the air.

Police in London have contacted their Australian counterparts about speaking with the two radio personalities, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, about the case.

While the station claims it did nothing wrong, Greig and Christian's call, which helped reveal details about the Duchess of Cambridge's health, was certainly marginal.

Nick Kaldas, deputy commissioner for New South Wales Police said: "It hasn't been indicated to us that an offense has occurred and they have not actually asked for anything yet.

"They've simply touched base, let us know of their interest and they will get back to us if they actually want something done. Nothing has been requested of us yet."

"As our colleagues in London continue to examine events leading up to the death of Jacintha Saldanha, we will be providing them with whatever assistance is required."

For what it's worth, the DJs have so far remained tight-lipped after the incident, but are receiving "intensive psychological counseling" to deal with the tragedy.

A spokeswoman said that Australian the pair would be speaking with the media, but when would depend on their state of mind, which was described as "fragile."

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Gordon mcintosh

The Police should be investigating the Hospital in London. It will be very interesting WHO the Coroner is. On this occasion it should be someone who has no vested interest and is therefore separate from all association with the Crown.
Equally the QUEENS Police jumped to the conclusion that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the case, within hours of the tragedy. That stinks of collusion!
- It is too easy to look to Australia and lay the blame there. Just like the paparazzi were blamed for Diana, now the Establishment want to blame this tragedy on a Joke gone wrong. - It was not the joke - it was the humourless Establishment over here that reacted to it, so punitively.

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@ Gordon McIntosh

Exactly! If you see the video of her body being removed from her apartment, there is a private ambulance at her door not a regular one! Everything surrounding her death was hush hush. The DJs were immediately blamed and the Royals and the Hospital was off he hook right away!

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