The New York City medical examiner's office said an autopsy has been completed on the French hedge fund adviser who reportedly lost $1.4 billion investing with accused swindler Bernard Madoff" id="PEBSL00014862">Bernard Madoff, but the results won't be known until next week.

Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, said the autopsy was completed Wednesday on Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, the 65-year-old hedge fund manager whose body was found in his Madison Avenue office Tuesday. Police have said Villehuchet apparently killed himself.

Borakove said investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before making a final determination on the cause of Villehuchet's death.

Borakove said the results are expected next week.

Police said Villehuchet had cuts on his arm, wrist and bicep area. They said the cuts appeared to have been made with a box cutter.

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly" id="PEPLT007470">Ray Kelly said pills were found at the scene, but it was not known at the time if Villehuchet had swallowed any. Police said no suicide note was found at the scene.

Villehuchet, a member of one of France's oldest and most prominent families, reportedly told clients his firm had lost $1.4 billion in investments with Madoff. His firm is Access International Advisors, which he had co-founded.

Madoff is accused of operating a $50-billion Ponzi scheme that netted him fortunes from some of the world's wealthiest people, many of them in the metropolitan area. Madoff is free on $10-million bail, but is required to remain in his Manhattan (New York City)" id="PLGEO100100804010000">Manhattan home.