This report comes from the San Antonio Express.
Justice Scalia’s last hours were spent at the luxurious Cibolo Creek Ranch. It was his first visit to the famed hunting lodge. Guests said he was animated, engaged and enjoying himself during dinner Friday night.
There were three dozen guests at an event that was said to have nothing to do with politics or law.
He was found dead hours later of natural causes.
About 9 p.m. Justice Scalia said, “It’s been a long day and a long week, I want to get some sleep,” recalled Houston businessman John Poindexter, who owns the 30,000-acre luxury ranch.
When Poindexter tried to awaken Scalia about 8:30 the next morning, the judge’s door was locked and he did not answer. Three hours later, Poindexter returned after an outing, with a friend of Scalia who had come from Washington with him.
“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.
He was cold and could not be resuscitated. No one explained the pillow over his head. The reporter apparently didn’t ask or maybe got the quote wrong.
A Justice of the Peace was found hours after his body was discovered. She declared him dead from natural causes over the phone, without seeing him. An autopsy was not ordered. The manager of the funeral home said the family made it clear they did not want one. His doctor said he suffered from a host of conditions.
The Justice of the Peace said she was reassured by police that there was no sign of foul play. She said the reports quoting her as saying a heart attack are incorrect. She said his heart stopped beating, he died of natural causes.
She told WFAA-TV that Scalia’s death certificate would list myocardial infarction — a heart attack — as the official cause of death, The Washington Post reported.
What about the pillow? Will someone please explain the pillow?
Source: San Antonio Express