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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 07:01 PM Nov 2018

ABSURD: D.C. Med Examiner rules multiple blunts a Suicide

Death of HHS official Daniel Best is ruled a suicide

By Sabrina Eaton, cleveland.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Nov. 1 death of Daniel Best , a pharmaceutical executive from Bay Village who led U.S. Department of Health and Human Services efforts to lower prescription drug prices, has been ruled a suicide, officials in Washington, D.C., said Thursday.

Police say Best was found "unresponsive" near the garage door exit of an apartment building in Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard neighborhood at 5:25 a.m. on Nov. 1, and was pronounced dead by medical personnel who responded to the scene.

The city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday said Best died from "multiple blunt force injuries" and it ruled his death a suicide. It would not release further information.

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ABSURD: D.C. Med Examiner rules multiple blunts a Suicide (Original Post) laserhaas Nov 2018 OP
Jumping from a building would result with multiple Dr Hobbitstein Nov 2018 #1
The garage door exit will be well lit. mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2018 #2
No report of him - jumping from a building laserhaas Nov 2018 #4
No report of him not. nt Dr Hobbitstein Nov 2018 #7
Maybe he jumped. LisaL Nov 2018 #3
Coriners and medical examiners JPK Nov 2018 #5
Maybe Putin as an American sub company laserhaas Nov 2018 #6
I need to do more research, but on first look it doesn't pass smell test. nt Laffy Kat Nov 2018 #8
Concur! laserhaas Nov 2018 #11
Only suicide option.. sarah FAILIN Nov 2018 #9
Exactly! laserhaas Nov 2018 #10
These answers concern me. Control-Z Nov 2018 #12
Join the club laserhaas Nov 2018 #13
Garage door hitting him? torius Nov 2018 #14
I'm going to say maybe. Quackers Nov 2018 #15


(58,392 posts)
2. The garage door exit will be well lit.
Sat Nov 17, 2018, 07:45 PM
Nov 2018

Peoples' comings and goings will be captured by a camera. I expect whatever happened will be caught on video.


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5. Coriners and medical examiners
Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:08 PM
Nov 2018

These positions are political, either appointed or elected and are subject to influences from outside political forces that want a certain judgement to be made. Maybe the examiner is being leaned on by someone that wants the cause of death covered up.



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11. Concur!
Sat Nov 17, 2018, 09:50 PM
Nov 2018

Why would a noble person do such a thing?

And what he was pushing for had many adversaries

sarah FAILIN

(2,857 posts)
9. Only suicide option..
Sat Nov 17, 2018, 09:13 PM
Nov 2018

IF the parking garage was several stories and he jumped. Very big if...
This seems so fishy.


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12. These answers concern me.
Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:28 PM
Nov 2018

3 of our members believe it was suicide or they don't give a shit. Do they know we can see their names?


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14. Garage door hitting him?
Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:06 PM
Nov 2018

Or, he could have backed up his car and purposely hit his head on a sign, pillar, etc.?


(2,256 posts)
15. I'm going to say maybe.
Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:44 PM
Nov 2018

It is possible to die from multiple blunt force injuries and still be a suicide. There’s just not enough information publicly available to come to a factual conclusion.

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