Everett Palmer went to police to resolve an outstanding warrant for a DUI charge, and two days later he died, and his Brain, Heart, & Throat were missing. His family is now demanding answers.
On April 7, 2018, 41 year old army veteran Everett Palmer traveled from his home in Delaware to Pennsylvania to resolve an outstanding warrant for a DUI charge.
Two days later, his family was informed that he had passed away in York County Jail.
The cause of his death was updated to “complications following an excited state, associated with methamphetamine toxicity, during physical restraint,” after his family demanded answers.
His mother does not believe Everett became agitated as the report stated, and was even more shocked when his body was returned to them without a Brain, Heart, and Throat after he died in York County Jail.
She told reporters:
My son was a perfectly healthy young man and my son is not going to bang his head on a cell. My son was not a troublemaker, not at all, he was a very gentle, kind man. So, it’s nothing that he did in that prison that would warrant his death. He even looked maybe intimidating to some people, but he wasn’t, he was the sweetest young man.
The family didn’t believe the report, so they hired their own pathologist who determined Palmer’s death should be labeled a homicide.
‘When we reached out to find out what happened to his organs, they initially lied. They directed us back to our funeral director and told us that we need to confer with them because they probably took the organs,’
The family was also concerned about the coroner’s determination ‘methamphetamine toxicity’ being in his system.
The family created a page called Justice4Everett to raise awareness of the situation,
Coyle and attorney Daniel Purtell told Spectrum News:
At this time we are respecting the criminal investigative process in hopes that the Palmer family’s questions will be answered and those accountable will be brought to justice. That said, given the extended amount of time that has passed, the Palmer family grows increasingly eager to find answers. We remain prepared to pursue this matter through all available legal channels,
Another attorney, Marlon Kirton of Manhattan said that brains and hearts are sometimes removed for autopsies, but not a throat.
Makes no sense, unless you’re trying to maybe avoid people knowing how he died; which was maybe by asphyxiation