New details about the death of Mark Middleton have just been released that, according to the Daily Mail, contradict previous reports.
Middleton has links to both Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein. In the 1990s, he was a special advisor to Clinton, and, in that role, he signed Epstein into the White House on seven of the 17 visits that Epstein made there. Additionally, it has been reported that Middleton flew on Epstein's infamous jet, the "Lolita Express."
Middleton died in May 2022, and his death has been ruled a suicide. It has been reported by his family that he was suffering from depression.
There has, however, been some skepticism about this ruling of Middleton's death as a suicide, and new details are only fueling the skepticism.
Middleton's family has fought to keep the details of Middleton's passing from the public. They have succeeded on some level. But, recently, the sheriff's report of the incident has been released.
The report details Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Lawson's findings after he arrived at the ranch where Middleton's body was found. It was found there by ranch worker Samantha McElroy.
Lawson, in the report, writes:
Almost immediately after stepping around the corner of the cottage she started yelling. Upon reaching the back of the cottage she pointed towards the rear of the property and asked if that was a person. I could see what at first appeared to be a man sitting near a tree, as my eyes focused better, I could see a rope of some type going from the tree limb to the male.
Lawson continues, "I could see that he had a gunshot wound to the chest and that he had a knot tied in an extension cord that was around his neck and it was attached to the limb directly above him."
Lawson, however, goes on to state that, although he found plenty of ammunition, he did not find a weapon at the scene. This was one of the key details that increased skepticism about the ruling of Middleton's death as a suicide.
Now, more papers have been released. And, according to the Daily Mail, these new papers say that the weapon - a Stoeger 12-gauge coach gun - was found at the scene - 30 feet from Middleton's body.
In this new document, Sergeant Keenan Carter explains his belief that Middleton went to great lengths to ensure that his suicide would be successful.
He stood on top of the bench and tied one end of the extension cord to a large limb of the tree and the other end around his neck. It is believed that Mr. Middleton then took the firearm and placed the barrels against his chest and then reached out with his left hand and placed his first finger on the first trigger. It is then believed that Mr. Middleton pulled the trigger on the firearm casing (sic) it to discharge and strike him in the chest and then he fell from the bench causing the extension cord to become tight cutting off his breathing.
As for how the weapon ended up 30 feet from Middleton's body, it is said that it was a result of the weapon's recoil after Middleton pulled the trigger. It is unclear whether this explanation will be enough to silence skeptics. Time will tell.
A note that Middleton sent to his wife before his death has also been released. The note reads:
Going to rest for a while. You are a great Mom and wife babe. Please be happy today and get some sun. It will make you feel better. I love you.