New information released surrounding death of Justice Antonin Scalia

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FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2010 file photo, the Supreme Court justices pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated, from left are, Justice Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing, from left are, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel […]

New details were released Tuesday from law enforcement officials surrounding the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on Feb. 13.

According to public records obtained by the Washington Post, the Justice’s body was found in bed with a pillow case covering his eyes.  A breathing apparatus was discovered on a table next to his bed, but it was turned off.  Scalia was staying at Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas. The owner of the ranch, John Poindexter, called the Texas Sheriff’s office to report the death after he found the body

U.S. Marshals were called in to handle the investigation at the scene. They noted it did not appear that Scalia struggled.

Scalia’s personal doctor released a statement today, noting that the Justice had suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes. His family declined an autopsy.

Several branches of law enforcement were called into investigate, as noted in the documents below.

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