Judge Scalia’s death to be ruled a “heart attack”
The more we learn about the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the more that the whole thing grows more and more suspicious. First, a seemingly healthy Scalia dies unexpectedly in Texas, but amazingly no one wants an autopsy. Then, under the cover of darkness, his dead body is whisked away to be embalmed before anyone can examine it. Why would this be? Lastly, Judge Scalia was found with a “pillow over his head” as if he had been suffocated to death.
“We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled,” said Poindexter. “He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap,” he said. Scalia,79, did not have a pulse and his body was cold, and after consulting with a doctor at a hospital in Alpine, Poindexter concluded resuscitation would have been futile, He then contacted federal authorities, at first encountering a series of answering services because he was calling on a weekend.
United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s heart stopped beating during his sleep, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told WFAA on Sunday. Guevara officially pronounced him dead at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday. She will be the local official who signs his death certificate.
Hours earlier, the county judge told WFAA that myocardial infarction — or a heart attack — would likely be the cause of death listed. Guevara later said she would confer with the Justice’s personal physician on what specifically to show as the cause of death.
Scalia’s remains were discreetly driven by van overnight to an El Paso funeral home with an escort from a procession of Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and U.S. Marshals Service vehicles.
After arriving at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Sunset Funeral Home embalmed Scalia’s remains, according to Chris Lujuan, a funeral home manager. Embalming is required by Texas law before a body can be transported out of state.
Sunset Funeral Home said it is collecting vital information for Scalia’s death certificate. Lujuan said Scalia’s remains would likely begin the journey back to northern Virginia sometime on Monday, though it’s uncertain exactly how the body would be transported.