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Reter

(2,188 posts)
Thu Oct 22, 2015, 12:59 PM Oct 2015

How come no one thinks singer Jeff Buckley's 1997 drowning is suspicious?

How many people do you know who swim in the Mississippi River with all of their clothes on? Perhaps someone high as a kite or drunk off their face, but the autopsy said there were no drugs or alcohol in his body. I find it highly suspicious.

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How come no one thinks singer Jeff Buckley's 1997 drowning is suspicious? (Original Post) Reter Oct 2015 OP
Because there was an eyewitness hack89 Oct 2015 #1
The only witness was a roadie with his band Reter Oct 2015 #2
Who wanted him dead? hack89 Oct 2015 #3
Why are you ignoring the fact that he swam with all his clothes on? Reter Oct 2015 #4
People do strange things all the time. hack89 Oct 2015 #5
wasn't he drunk? Plus, I thought he had severe depression Fast Walker 52 Oct 2015 #8
So because he went in with his clothes on, it's suspicious? zappaman Oct 2015 #6
It's odd, and a good detective would at least look into it Reter Oct 2015 #7
It was investigated. Ptah Oct 2015 #9
Stranger things have happened! QuebecYank Nov 2015 #10

hack89

(39,171 posts)
1. Because there was an eyewitness
Sat Oct 24, 2015, 02:27 PM
Oct 2015

And no one has given a good reason why someone would want to kill him?

 

Reter

(2,188 posts)
2. The only witness was a roadie with his band
Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:39 PM
Oct 2015

From Wiki:

On the evening of May 29, 1997, Buckley's band flew to Memphis intending to join him in his studio there to work on the newly written material. That same evening, Buckley went swimming in Wolf River Harbor, a slack water channel of the Mississippi River, while wearing boots and all of his clothing, and singing the chorus of the song "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. Buckley had gone swimming there several times before. A roadie in Buckley's band, Keith Foti, remained on shore.


So how many completely sober/drug free 30 year olds do you know who swim with their clothes on, let alone boots? Seems highly suspicious.

hack89

(39,171 posts)
3. Who wanted him dead?
Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:42 PM
Oct 2015

Why is the fact that the eye witness was a roadie relevant? They could have been best friends.

 

Reter

(2,188 posts)
4. Why are you ignoring the fact that he swam with all his clothes on?
Sun Oct 25, 2015, 02:36 AM
Oct 2015

Swimming with all your clothes on is rare enough, but no one willingly swims with boots on that isn't either very high, drunk, or insane. All I'm saying is it should have not have been so easily dismissed as not suspicious.

Never said the eyewitness being a roadie was relevant, just said he was the only one. Close friends unfortunately means little, but we don't even know if they were. Either way, it's irrelevant.

hack89

(39,171 posts)
5. People do strange things all the time.
Sun Oct 25, 2015, 07:16 AM
Oct 2015

I guess I don't see any indication of foul play nor do I see any way to investigate it.

 

Reter

(2,188 posts)
7. It's odd, and a good detective would at least look into it
Mon Oct 26, 2015, 09:40 AM
Oct 2015

If I was found like that in my pool or a lake, I would hope it would be investigated.

Ptah

(33,019 posts)
9. It was investigated.
Tue Oct 27, 2015, 12:00 PM
Oct 2015


Buckley's autopsy showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system and the death was ruled as an accidental drowning. The following statement was released from the Buckley estate:

Jeff Buckley's death was not "mysterious," related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide. We have a police report, a medical examiner's report, and an eye witness to prove that it was an accidental drowning, and that Mr. Buckley was in a good frame of mind prior to the accident.[111]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley#Death

QuebecYank

(147 posts)
10. Stranger things have happened!
Wed Nov 11, 2015, 08:41 PM
Nov 2015

I remember watching a documentary about coroners. One of them being interviewed said that even years later she was still mystified by the drowning death of a 9 year old boy, in six inches of water in a Creek. There was nothing physically wrong with him.

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