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The Breitbart Coroner: Timeless Trenches

Timeless trenches entwined with statements from foul souls. Our lives revolve around substance; if a statement or action doesn’t coincide with the mainstream spectrum, it’s labeled a conspiracy theory or denounced altogether. I’ve searched through the lies, and the truth has set me free.

Medical scrubs, a grizzly face, and a love for music defined Michael Cormier at-first-glance. A veteran of nine years at the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Michael conducted autopsies on the rich, famous, homeless, and anyone else L.A. had to offer.

Imagine large concrete steps leading up to a cathedral-style building engulfed with over a dozen windows; L.A. taxpayers call it the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office. Michael Cormier called it home, often sleeping in his car in the employee parking garage between pulling extra shifts.

Let’s go back to Michael’s love for music. The Beatles were a staple of the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office break room. If Michael wasn’t playing and singing a Beatles song on his acoustic, then it was blaring on a radio. The atmosphere never tended to dullness, not only because of the music – a daily onslaught of bodies helped.

On average, 10,000 bodies pass through the coroner’s office yearly. Thirty deceased individuals enter the freezers of the morgue per day. Michael’s duties included but were not limited to: prepping bodies for autopsies, assisting on autopsies, disposal of medical waste, transport/recieval of bodies & crime scene photography.

Michael worked alongside prestigious medical doctors Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran and Thomas Noguchi during his tenure, gaining praise from his peers in his ability to discover discrepancies made by other doctors. The positivity of the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office stops there.

Why is the premise that Michael Cormier performed an autopsy on Andrew Breitbart so important? 

april 30, 2012

Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office investigator and spokesperson, Ed Winter stated to news agencies that Michael Cormier never assisted on any Andrew Breitbart autopsy because –

Only doctors had ever worked on the case because foul play was never suspected.” 

and that 

Mr. Cormier was not the attendant on Mr. Breitbart’s case, nor did he do any of the handling nor any of the investigation.

may 9, 2012

L.A.P.D. Detective Rich Wheeler relayed a similar statement to the — 

He (Cormier) had nothing to do with the autopsy or anything to do with the case … That story is based on rumor and innuendo.”

 Cyrus Rangan M.D./Medical Toxicologist stated to Chief Medical Examiner Lakshmanan in the Forensic Consultant’s Report Form 13:

Upon initial review of this case, I had inquired as to whether the arsenic levels could be speciated, to determine the relative contributions of trivalent and pentavalent arsenic to his total arsenic level. 

In addition, I had acquired as to whether the stomach contents could be further tested to determine the form of arsenic salt that was detected.  These inquiries were an effort to characterize the decedent’s exposure specifically, with the prospect that a potential source of arsenic might be determinable. 

I was informed that these advanced tests would not be possible.  Therefore, my conclusion based on available data is that the decedent died from severe acute arsenic poisoning of unknown origin.”

You can hear it in the depths of the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office. The truth. It never screams; it whispers. Listen closely.

I connected with Ed Cormier, the brother who Mike gave Breitbart’s toe tag. I documented our journey in my book “The Breitbart Coroner“.

The Breitbart Coroner rose from a conspiracy theory posed by the likes of Alex Jones/Joe Rogan and picked up, investigated, and verified by me.

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