The L.A. county coroner’s office is still awaiting official identification of the two bodies recovered from a solo car crash on Saturday
Autopsies on deceased “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his Always Evolving business partner Roger Rodas are scheduled for Tuesday morning, a spokesman from the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner told TheWrap.
Results of the procedure, however, are not expected to be shared with the public the same day, as the coroner is “still working on identification.”
Both bodies were so badly burned after a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, believed to have been driven by Rodas, collided with a pole in Valencia, Calif., that they are unrecognizable. Dental records will be used to officially identify the bodies.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s department told TheWrap on Monday that the department is “looking into every scenario,” including the possibility of racing and mechanical malfunction, though the department is not currently confirming any details of the investigation.
Despite earlier reports that witnesses have stepped forward claiming to see the red sports car engaging in a street race before the collision, the department has denied receiving eyewitness accounts of a second car being involved in the incident.
While many Hollywood friends and “Fast and Furious” co-stars were quick to express their shock and grief over the unexpected loss of Walker — who died during a holiday break from filming “Fast and Furious 7″ — his franchise co-star Vin Diesel held off until Monday night when he broke his silence on Facebook, as well as speaking to fans mourning Walker’s death at the crash site.
“I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were… on and off screen,” Diesel wrote.
Walker portrayed police officer-turned-criminal Brian O’Connor in five of the six “Fast” films, which began in 2001 with “The Fast and the Furious.” Production on the seventh installment, being directed by James Wan, has been delayed in order to give cast and crew time to grieve.
Universal has not yet revealed how it will handle Walker’s death going forward with production, or how it will factor into the plot of the upcoming film, which was scheduled to be released in theaters on July 11.
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Walker died after attending a charity event in Santa Clarita, Calif.. His family is encouraging fans to donate to his charity organization, Reach Out Worldwide, in lieu of flowers and other gifts.