U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at the remote luxury Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas with a pillow over his head. After his body was found there was a highly irregular and premature conclusion that Scalia died of “natural causes”. Now people are wondering why there was no autopsy or toxicological reports completed after his death.
A local judge’s decision not to order an autopsy or toxicological reports have triggered a round of questions ranging from scrutiny of the procedures to the possibility that Scalia was murdered.
Online conspiracy theorists suggested that President Barack Obama put out a hit on Scalia, in an attempt to eliminate the Supreme Court’s crucial conservative swing vote. It has been reported that Obama learned about the death hours before it was publicly announced fueling conspiratorial fires even more.
Even Donald Trump referenced a report about how Justice Scalia’s body was found. Trump was asked on a radio show to comment on the possibility that Scalia may have been murdered and whether there should be an independent investigation into his death.
“They say they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow,” Trump said on the Michael Savage radio show. Savage is calling for a Warren Commission type of investigation into Scalia’s death.
William Ritchie, a former Washington, D.C. homicide investigator, posted on Facebook that he was “stunned” that no autopsy was ordered after Scalia’s death.
“How can the marshal say, without a thorough post mortem,” Ritchie wrote, “that Scalia was not injected with an illegal substance that would simulate a heart attack?”
There are now reports surfacing that, after Scalia’s body was transported from the luxury hunting ranch in Texas, it was closely guarded by numerous marshals, and it was quickly embalmed. If that is the case, it would make toxicological tests more difficult or even impossible.
“The circumstances surrounding Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia’s death are growing more suspicious by the minute.” Ray Starmann, a former U.S. intelligence officer, said.
Either way you look at it, a man of Scalia’s stature should definitely have had an autopsy unless there was or is something to hide.