The details of the death of the top Bill Clinton adviser, who was found hanging from a tree with a gunshot wound to his chest, have been revealed nine months after he died.
However, the sheriff’s report into Mark Middleton’s mysterious death unsurprisingly raises more questions than answers as it rules he died by suicide, despite sign of the weapon that killed him.
59-year-old Middleton, who linked to late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead in May last year at the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, an hour west of Little Rock.
The report was delayed after his family petitioned a judge because they were concerned the gory pictures of the scene would be made public.
The judge eventually ruled that details could be released. However, photographs would remain hidden from public view.
Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Lawson, who wrote the report, says he was called to the ranch by worker Samantha McElroy who had found Middleton’s abandoned black BMW SUV.
McElroy, 46, then walked around a cottage on the ranch.
“Almost immediately after stepping around the corner of the cottage, she started yelling,” wrote Lawson.
“Upon reaching the back of the cottage, she pointed towards the rear of the property and asked if that was a person,” he said.
“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,” McElroy added.
Lawson said it was clear that Middleton was dead.
“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,” he said.
The Daily Mail reported:
The deputy said a search of Middleton’s vehicle turned up three boxes of buckshot and a gun case – but no weapon.
The details give fresh insight into the death of Middleton, a married father of two daughters aged 18 and 20, who was found dead on May 7 last year.
The police report obtained by the Mai gives fresh insight into the death of Middleton, 59, a married father of daughters aged 18 and 20, who was found dead on May 7 last year. Middleton with his wife Rhea and daughters, Lindsay and Lauren
The Mail previously revealed Epstein visited the White House on 14 separate days and stopped by twice in one day on three occasions during Bill Clinton’s first term.
Middleton admitted him at least seven times.
Middleton was a special advisor to Bill Clinton in the 1990s and signed Jeffrey Epstein into the White House on seven of the 17 times the late pedophile visited.