Investigator told Elliot Blair’s wife he had gunshot wound

Investigator told Elliot Blair’s wife he had gunshot wound

The spouse of California lawyer Elliot Blair was informed by police on scene that her husband was shot within the head the night time he died at a resort in Mexico, an legal professional representing the household informed The Submit Thursday – although Mexican authorities reportedly denied that assertion.

The bombshell revelation continued the collection of conflicting statements between Blair’s grieving household and Mexican authorities into what led to the Orange County public defender’s demise final Saturday at Las Rocas Resort and Spa.

Blair’s household and mates have insisted that he was the sufferer of a “brutal crime” whereas Mexican officers have stated his demise was from an unintentional fall from a balcony on the resort.

The household has made clear they’re conducting their very own probe into their cherished one’s demise with the assistance of personal investigators. Whereas Blair fell two tales earlier than hitting the bottom flooring, household lawyer Case Barnett stated in an interview Thursday that the household isn’t certain what occurred within the moments main as much as that.

Elliot Blair’s demise was declared attributable to a fall from a window on Saturday, Jan. 14.Go Fund Me

Barnett stated a part of the bewilderment stems from Blair’s spouse, Kimberly Williams, being informed by police there was a “bullet gap in Elliot’s head.” The couple was celebrating their one-year anniversary when Blair died.

The household legal professional additionally revealed that the district legal professional in Mexico ordered the 33-year-old’s physique be embalmed, which might make it unattainable for the household to conduct their very own toxicology report. Mexican authorities have additionally refuted that declare.

After Williams was informed in regards to the incident, a household good friend close to the realm got here to the scene and interpreted for her, stated Barnett, who was mates with Blair.

“The cop on the scene – the lead investigating officer, he’s in plain garments carrying a badge round his neck, tells Kim that there’s a bullet gap in Elliot’s head,” Barnett stated. “And that form of begins this entire factor with the violence of all of it.”

A spokesperson for the Baja California legal professional basic informed the Los Angeles Instances when officers arrived on the scene and from a following post-mortem “there was no signal of violence.” He additionally reportedly rejected any proof of a gunshot wound.

Barnett stated when the liaison to the coroner’s workplace contacted the household days later, they had been informed the reason for demise was trauma to the pinnacle and the demise can be referred to prosecutors as suspected murder.

When the household requested a couple of gunshot wound, the liaison stated the paperwork indicated head trauma, Barnett stated.

“The liaison says if it was a gunshot to move it wouldn’t say head trauma, it could say gunshot wound to the pinnacle,” Barnett stated, including. “So the household is confused.”

The household plans to have their very own post-mortem carried out when the physique is returned to them, he stated.  

The outside of thee Las Rocas Resort and Spa, the place Elliot Blair died on Saturday, Jan. 14.Google Maps

Barnett stated the household is upset they will’t conduct a toxicology report back to disprove claims he was intoxicated when he died as a result of he’s been embalmed. The household was informed by the mortuary that transfer was completed below prosecutors’ orders, Barnett alleged.

“The household’s clearly devastated as a result of given these unusual circumstances they needed their very own toxicology,” he stated. “They now can not get their very own toxicology as a result of the physique’s been embalmed.”

The Baja California AG’s workplace informed the LA Instances the choice about what to do with the physique “is a query for the household.” He harassed to the newspaper that authorities wouldn’t counsel {that a} physique be embalmed with out permission from the household.

The household beforehand contended that Mexican officers recommended Blair’s physique be cremated.

Barnett additionally shed extra gentle on one other set of differing statements between police and Blair’s kinfolk.

The legal professional basic of Baja California reportedly stated Blair fell to his demise when he went exterior to shoo away pigeons exterior his lodge room. Officers stated Williams informed investigators Blair was drawn to the noisy birds, a declare the household denied to the Orange County Register.

Barnett stated Williams was speaking to the household good friend on the scene about how he scared the pigeons off through the day from their third-floor lodge room on the Las Rocas Resort and Spa. He believes the legal professional basic took that assertion to imply he was shooing pigeons off that night time earlier than his demise.

Baja California Atty. Gen. Ricardo Ivan Carpio Sanchez stated his demise was initially probed as a prison case, the LA Instances reported. An examination of his physique discovered no seen accidents from a gun or a pointy object, he reportedly stated.

Barnett stated the pair had been within the room collectively after getting back from an evening out, however Williams fell asleep earlier than Blair did.  

Barnett stated Williams was initially woken up by lodge workers about her husband’s demise after which known as out for assist. However lodge employees informed her an ambulance was already there a pair hours in the past, and he was useless with police now on the best way, he stated.

It stays unclear what Blair was doing previous to his demise, Barnett stated.

“We don’t know what he was doing on the market,” Barnett stated of Blair. “We’re looking for out.”

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