Optimal design of distributed decision policies can be a difficult task, illustrated by the famous Witsenhausen counterexample. In this paper we characterize the optimal control designs for the vector-valued setting assuming that it results in an internal state that can be described by a continuous random variable which has a probability density function. More specifically, we provide a genie-aided outer bound that relies on our previous results for empirical coordination problems. This solution turns out to be not optimal in general, since it consists of a time-sharing strategy between two linear schemes of specific power. It follows that the optimal decision strategy for the original scalar Witsenhausen problem must lead to an internal state that cannot be described by a continuous random variable which has a probability density function.