Friday, March 04, 2005

Police Find "Inconsistencies" in Hunter Thompson's Death
New York Post's Page Six reports that Colorado police are investigating whether Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist and author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, did in fact, shoot himself.
Citing police reports obtained by the Rocky Mountain News, Page Six reports that Thompson's widow, Anita, has made conflicting statements about what she heard and that his son Juan was allowed to "enter the kitchen alone and drape a scarf over the body."
The Post does not note that that other reports, including this one, state Thompson was found dead at his desk in his home office and later that he was in the kitchen. Hmmm.
At the scene an officer noted "the semi-automatic Smith & Wesson 645 found next to Thompson's body was in an unusual condition. There was a spent shell casing, but although there were six bullets left in the gun's clip, there was no bullet in the firing chamber, as there should have been under normal circumstances." Stay tuned.

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