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Odd – Coroner From the Department That Handled the Breitbart Death Possibly Murdered

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Forensic Technician Michael A. Cormier

LA Times

Authorities said a Los Angeles County coroner’s official, Michael Cormier, appears to have died from poisoning.

“At this point we haven’t ruled out foul play,” said Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It is one of the things being considered. We are waiting for the coroner’s results.”

Law enforcement sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, said that finding the presence of poison does not necessarily mean the death was a homicide because the substance could have accidentally entered his system. According to sources, arsenic was one poison being examined as potential cause but stressed no final determination has been made.

Cormier, 61, died last week after being taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank from his North Hollywood home. Earlier he had complained of pain and vomiting.


Hospital staff notified police about concerns surrounding the cause of Cormier’s death.

Ed Winter, deputy chief coroner, said that an autopsy had been performed but that a determination of the cause of death has been deferred pending further tests.

Investigators have also interviewed his family and friends. Messages left at the home Friday went unanswered.

Authorities examined Cormier’s Auckland Avenue home for clues in the death. Sources said several hazardous materials experts and officers searched the small home.

Cormier, who also worked as a coroner’s photographer, had registered a small business under the name MAC Autopsy Services at the home.



  1. phil.arbeit

    April 29th, 2012

    What with the C-I-A in possession of a “heart attack gun” and the untimely death of both Mr. Breitbart and his coroner…well, what are the odds this all happened naturally? What if Mr. Cormier were paid to provide an “objective” (natural causes) report and when he did, to silence him forever in case he did find something else, he just dies…from poisoning. Yes, this is the stuff conspiracy theories are made from, I get that, but come on. How old was the coroner? What kind of health was he in? It’s all terribly convenient, just say’in.

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  2. listingstarboard

    April 29th, 2012

    Just like the plane crash that killed the President of Poland and nearly every other high ranking official and businessman was an accident and the Chinese missile launched off the coast of California on the same day a Chinese Sub surfaced nearby was a plane vapor trail.

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  3. Jethro

    April 29th, 2012

    “It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw, and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. … So, that’s our general philosophy.”
    - Environmental Protection Agency administrator Al Armendariz

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  4. Rightwingfeather

    April 29th, 2012

    Ok. I kinda blew off the conspiracy theory, but this is just too weird.

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  5. Team America

    April 29th, 2012

    It is strange. But what makes me open-minded is the last line “Cormier, who also worked as a coroner’s photographer, had registered a small business under the name MAC Autopsy Services at the home.” What’s that about?

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  6. Corona

    April 29th, 2012

    What Really blows me away is that he lived in North Hollywood. Anybody who knows North Hollywood knows that nobody with any real job would live in North Hollywood. (Which has absolutely nothing to do with the real Hollywood. It’s an armpit that neighbors Burbank and Studio City.)

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  7. RosalindJ

    April 29th, 2012

    GMTA Rightwingfeather.

    Once chance (AB’s history of heart problems), twice coincidence (death by natural causes of same. Three times (death of the autopsying MD by poisoning – whiskey tango) is enemy action.

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  8. Whoopie

    April 29th, 2012

    Coroner’s don’t work alone. They just sign off on the work of mortuary, forensic pathology and lab technicians. When all of them start dying mysterious deaths I’ll get concerned.

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  9. Hybrid Lemon

    April 29th, 2012

    Where was OJ on or about the night of the 23rd?

    The Kalifornia Keystone Kops…gotta luv ‘em. :roll:

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  10. Name Redacted™

    April 29th, 2012

    Nah. If they were gonna present a fake autopsy report on Breitbart they would have said he died with tons of cocaine in his system. Because that’s the report they REALLY wanted to give.

    Let’s not get too crazy here, people. The way I see it, the people who would be most vocal if they were suspicious about Breitbart’s cause of death are his close family and friends, and the folks at Breitbart.com. I’ve noticed that there has been no noise from them about Breitbart possibly being murdered. He probably had a really bad heart, and I think they knew it. Apparently he’d had a previous heart attack. I bet they were already worried about him – remember how worried we were when we watched him in that video from CPAC where he was all sweaty and acting weird? The guy had a “Type A” personality like nobody else I’ve ever seen, and I have a feeling those that knew him were not quite as shocked at his sudden death as the rest of us.

    Be cautious of falling into the conspiracy theory trap. Keep a cool head and wait for all the facts.

    After all, the coroner could have been accidentally poisoned by chemtrails.

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  11. serfer62

    April 29th, 2012

    Geez just like the Clinton days when 57 of his buddies just died of accidental gunshots, driving accidents, dissappearances.

    Say isn’t clinton an advisor now to The Won?

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  12. xthred

    April 29th, 2012

    The evidence of conspiracy in Breitbart’s death is as missing as OJ’s knife.

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  14. Blink

    April 29th, 2012

    This is all perfectly normal. Hey, Vince Foster committed suicide in Fort Marcy, left no blood in the soil and drove his car to the park after his death.

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  16. judy

    April 29th, 2012

    Breitbart had children. Do you actually think they would say something ? Death seems to come swiftly to some. There are no such coincidences.

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  17. MaryfromMarin

    April 29th, 2012


    Nicely worded.

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  18. Frosteetoes

    April 29th, 2012

    Neither Drudge nor Breitbart.com are carrying this story but it still stinks to high hell. But of course we can be assured that no corruption goes on in Los Angeles county government offices including the coroners office.



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  20. Plain Jane

    April 30th, 2012

    Through the Mercy of Christ, may the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

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  21. plainjane31

    April 30th, 2012

    And more to think about: plans to evacuate Chicago next week?


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  22. shootersgrandma

    May 1st, 2012

    The video said he was meticulous, so that wipes out him forgetting to wash his hands after an examination. Also says he was a devout Christian. Can we rule out suicide?

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