Bob Woolmer's widow, Gil, has given permission for the post-mortem to take place and results are expected within the next 24 hours, revealed Mark Shields, Jamaica's police deputy commissioner.
"I understand that Mrs. Woolmer has given permission for a post-mortem and therefore that will be conducted either later today or tomorrow at the very latest," Shields said on Sky Sports News. "After that, the results of the post-mortem will be made available to the police and then we can speak to the family and the Pakistan officials to advise them what is happening."
Woolmer, 58, was found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica yesterday morning and later pronounced dead. Reports have alleged Woolmer suffered from diabetes and had recently experienced breathing difficulties.
"It was about 10:45 Jamaica time yesterday morning when a housekeeper let herself into the room and found Bob unconscious. A nurse was called and a doctor very soon after that and he was rushed to the University of West Indies Hospital, which is about 10 minutes away, where he was pronounced dead at around 12 noon."
Shields' understanding is that at no stage did Woolmer regain consciousness. "As far as I know, he didn't. He was unconscious and may even have been dead when he was found but that's yet to be confirmed. That'll be part of the post-mortem, to discover exactly what time he died.
"I do know they treated it as though he was still unconscious and did everything they could to get him to hospital for resuscitation. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the hospital."
Shields assuaged claims of the death being treated as suspicious. "We would always treat any sudden death - even in the UK - as suspicious until we can prove otherwise. We've had maximum co-operation from international cricket, the Pakistan team and everybody else involved at the hotel. I'm hoping we can wrap this up as soon as possible."