???? Even though it was apparent by the state of decomposition that she'd been dead for quite some time? Puhleeeze. So by your reasoning, Peterson couldn't possibly have done it because, officially, she died on April 14. Well, then there are probably a lot of people in prison who shouldn't be because the victims weren't found until quite some time later than when they might actually have been murdered. Makes perfect sense, eh?
You're exactly right; the date of death is the day Conner died, which was the 23rd or 24th. Conner died because SHE died.
"because the official date and time of Laci's death is the day her body washed up on shore, April 14th -- ???? Even though it was apparent by the state of decomposition that she'd been dead for quite some time? Puhleeeze."
The point is, if the date of Laci's death in the Coroner's report is pro forma, then why should I take the Coroner's classification of Laci's death as homicide as anything but equally pro forma, when the medical examiners who autopsied Laci could not assign any cause of death?
The Coroner's classification of Laci's death as homicide was not based on medical evidence.