Veteran Los Angeles coroner forensic technican Michael Cormier had died, apparently due to arsenic poisoning. The 61 year old Cormier was discovered dead on April 20th – the same day the city officials had released their preliminary autopsy report on the death of conservative media powerhouse Andrew Breitbart.
According to early reports, Michael Cormier was “seemingly healthy,” yet “suddenly stricken” with a fatal condition – just like Andrew Breitbart.
It’s the latest twist in the case of Andrew Breitbart’s untimely death that will surely fuel increased speculation into possible foul play – in both cases.
The sluggish release of the Breitbart autopsy follows the unorthodox, rushed announcement by city authorities at the time of Breitbart’s death that he had died of ‘natural causes’ on March 1, 2012 at the age of 43.
Tip: Strange Times
Oh,no. The conspiracy whispers are getting louder. It began with the death of Breitbart himself.
Here is the LA Times news story about Cormier’s death. Arsenic poisoning does not mean foul play, though. You can get this type of poisoning through work or hobbies where you come into contact with high-arsenic substances. Or, certain traditional medicines or supplements may have high amounts of arsenic compounds. Hazardous materials experts will look to see if there are clues to where overdose came from. Regardless, this one will grow legs and run.