The family of Mark Middleton, Bill Clinton’s “fixer” who arranged his secret meetings with child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has blocked the release of files detailing his grisly death.
Middleton died suddenly at the age of 59 on May 7, in Perry County, Arkansas.
Police and Middleton’s family refused to reveal details of his death and authorities closed the case, ruling it a suicide.
However, as Slay News first reported earlier this week, a Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) request for the police documents on the case revealed gruesome details from the scene where his body was found.
Middleton was found dead on an Arkansas farm, hanging from a tree by an extension cord with a shotgun wound to his chest.
After the documents and photos were unsealed, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department immediately reopened the case and refused to comment on “an ongoing active investigation.”
Now Middleton’s family has stepped in to block the release of the files detailing his death scene, despite the documents having already been reported on.
Middleton was former President Bill Clinton’s special advisor.
He was the aide who admitted convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to the Clinton White House on seven of the 17 known occasions he visited.
Middleton had two children and lived in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was found dead at the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, 30 miles away from his house.
Middleton’s father Larry and his widow Rhea want the photos and “other illustrative content” about his death sealed because they want to stop “unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.”
“The investigation is still open,” Perry County Sheriff Scott Montgomery said.
“I can’t say anything more.”
Sheriff Montgomery said earlier: “I don’t know the man, and I don’t why he picked our county or picked that location to commit suicide.
“To our knowledge, he had never been there before, and we have no record of him being there before.
“He died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest.
“He found a tree and he pulled a table over there, and he got on that table, and he took an extension cord and put it around a limb, put it around his neck and he shot himself in the chest with a shotgun.
“It was very evident that the shotgun worked because there was not a lot of blood or anything on the scene.
“You can tell the shotgun blast was on his chest, you can tell that because there is a hole in the chest and pellets came out the back of his back.
“It was definitely self-inflicted in our opinion.”
The sheriff’s office did not provide any forensic evidence to confirm the gunshot was self-inflicted, however.
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From The Daily Mail:
The injunction was filed two weeks after Middleton’s death at the circuit court of Perry County by Rhea Middleton and Larry Middleton, Middleton’s widow and father.
It states that they have a ‘privacy interest in photographs, videos, sketches and other illustrative content depicting Mark Middleton’s body or scene of Mr. Middleton’s death’ in the possession of the Perry County Sheriff and the county coroner.
The lawsuit states:
‘Since Mr. Middleton’s death, Mr. Middleton’s family has been harassed by outlandish, hurtful, unsupported and offensive online articles regarding Mr. Middleton, his death and his family. These articles are scurrilous, baseless and malicious’.
Publishing images of Middleton’s body would cause the family ‘irreparable harm’, they claim.