Do you think Justice Scalia truly died of natural causes? Or was there foul play involved? An autopsy has now been ruled out. Check it out…
The body of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia arrived in Virginia late Sunday night after being flown from Texas where he died of ‘natural causes’ during a hunting trip on Saturday.
Scalia’s body was taken from the Sunset Funeral Homes to the airport in El Paso Sunday afternoon after his family decided a private autopsy wasn’t necessary and requested his remains be flown as soon as possible.
John Poindexter, who found the 79-year-old Justice dead in his room in the El Presidente suite at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas, said Scalia looked peaceful.
‘We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled. He was lying very restfully,’ Poindexter, the owner of the ranch, said.
Scalia’s personal physician and sheriff’s investigators said there were so signs of foul play and concluded he had died of natural causes.
Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, who pronounced Scalia dead, said his death certificate will say the cause of death was natural and that he died of a heart attack, she told ABC News.
She said Scalia’s doctor in Washington DC told her the Justice had been sick last week but was at the office Wednesday and Thursday before departing for his quail hunting trip on Friday.
Guevara was out of town and said she planned to drive to the ranch but was told by a US Marshal, who was with Scalia’s body, that it was unnecessary to do so.
She asked the US Marshals if there were any signs of foul play and they assured her ‘absolutely not’, according to The Washington Post.
Guevara then talked to Scalia’s personal physician in DC before she officially pronounced him dead and declined to order an inquest.
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