This is a partial transcript from "On the Record," October 4, 2006, that has been edited for clarity.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Roberts chained the little girls together, lined them up at the blackboard, then shot execution-style, five dead. And tonight, five are still alive. Joining us is the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, coroner, Dr. Gary Kirchner, who performed the autopsies on the victims. Welcome, Doctor. And, first of all, have you had a chance to speak to any of the elders in the community?


VAN SUSTEREN: What have you learned, or what have they said to you?

KIRCHNER: They're a very quiet and introspective people. They don't have much to say. They respond to your questions.

VAN SUSTEREN: Doctor, in furtherance of your job as the coroner, did you — I assume that you've autopsied the man — Charles Roberts's body.

KIRCHNER: Yes, we certainly did.

VAN SUSTEREN: What did you learn from doing the autopsy on his body?

KIRCHNER: Only that he had a huge gunshot wound to the forehead. It blew his head apart.

VAN SUSTEREN: No other sort of physical — I mean, you know, we're constantly looking for motives why someone, you know, might do these horrendous crimes. No other sort of physical problems you noted that might have caused him enormous distress that obviously went into horrible criminal behavior?

KIRCHNER: An outstanding question. And yes, we looked, and we started with the brain, thinking possibility of a brain tumor. We looked at the endocrine system, possibility of a functioning endocrine tumor. We found nothing.

VAN SUSTEREN: You know, we hear so much, Doctor, about what a forgiving community the Amish are. We hear heart-warming stories in the past 24 hours of how they're grieving. In terms of the injuries to these young girls we hear the term execution- style, which is the worst, the unthinkable. Is that the description of the wounds you would give?

KIRCHNER: That would be my description. That would not be the Amish description. They take it all in, process it, and don't let it out.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did the young girls have almost identical wounds, so it looks like — I mean, we describe this as lining them up at the chalkboard and doing it. Was it really that horrific?

KIRCHNER: It was that horrific, but the wounds are different in every person. Not markedly different, but different.

VAN SUSTEREN: Have the bodies been released to the families? Are we at least beyond that stage now? You have finished your autopsy, released the bodies to the families?

KIRCHNER: My promise to the elders in their community was that as soon as we were done, we would have the body to the funeral director, who would then take it to the home, so that as we started at eight o'clock this morning, the first body left with the autopsy completed by nine o'clock.

VAN SUSTEREN: And the body of Charles Roberts, has that been released, sir?

KIRCHNER: It has been. And I must confess, we positioned him last in the series of autopsies.

VAN SUSTEREN: Has that body been claimed?

KIRCHNER: It has been, but I believe by his wife, but I'm not 100 percent sure.

VAN SUSTEREN: Dr. Kirchner, thank you very much, sir.

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