"Levaya [funeral] details to be announced. He is survived by his rebitzen [wife] and children. Zaka [the largely haredi search and rescue organization] officials add there are no signs of foul play and they hope police will not seek to perform an autopsy."
Yeshiva World reports:
An avreich [married yeshiva student] in Betar Illit, 30 [-years-old], was niftar [died] during his sleep. Ichud Hatzalah was summoned early Monday morning, 19 Iyar 5773 [i.e., early today]. The niftar [deceased] usually got up at 6am and when he failed to get up, his wife tried to wake him. When she was unsuccessful she summoned Ichud Hatzalah [a haredi EMT service].
The arriving EMS team found the lifeless body of the avreich and immediately began resuscitation efforts, which were unsuccessful.
It is reported the niftar, Rav Aaron Eisenbach z”l, a Rachmastrivka chossid [hasid], was asthmatic and possibly suffered an attack during the night. [The Israeli news website] Ladaat reports the avreich complained of head pain before going to sleep.
Levaya [funeral] details to be announced. He is survived by his rebitzen [wife] and children. Zaka [the largely haredi search and rescue organization] officials add there are no signs of foul play and they hope police will not seek to perform an autopsy.
The man had children. He could have passed away from an asthma attack, from a stroke or an aneurism or from several other less common problems and diseases.
Knowing what killed this man might save all or some of his children from early deaths or severe suffering.
This is exactly the type of non-criminal case where an autopsy should probably be done, and a case in which halakha would, as I see it, support an autopsy.
But as I've written many times in the past, haredim have fetishized blocking autopsies to the extent that they have even managed to block autopsies in what later became murder cases, destroying what would have been evidence against the murderer, all to serve their fetishized god of autopsy-blocking.
This happens in large part, I think, because several haredi organizations make their livings blocking autopsies, and once money is involved, bias is often involved, and from that comes competition between the organizations to see who can more effectively stop autopsies and get bodies released from coroners offices and medical examiner's offices faster. And that has led to the fetishization of blocking autopsies.
At any rate, an autopsy here could save these children from much suffering later, and that should be what guides the medical examiner.