Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s head was under a pillow when he was found dead at a Texas ranch, according to the ranch owner who found his body.
“We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bedclothes were unwrinkled,” Texas millionaire John Poindexter told the San Antonio Express-News Sunday, describing how he found the 79-year-old jurist in the “El Presidente” suite at Poindexter’s 30,000-acre luxury ranch on Saturday.
“It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap,” Poindexter said.
He later told the New York Times, “His hands were sort of almost folded on top of the sheets. The sheets weren’t rumpled up at all.”
While some reports claimed Scalia’s death was caused by a heart attack, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara said he died of “natural causes.”
Guevara told the Associated Press that Scalia’s personal physician, as well as sheriff’s investigators, said there were no signs of foul play.
There was no autopsy at the family’s request and his body was flown from El Paso to Washington, DC, late Sunday afternoon. (continue reading)