Thursday, January 27, 2005

Cliff Baxter, again

The suicide of Enron executive Cliff Baxter hasn't quite gone away:

"City officials apologized to the widow of a former Enron executive for losing photographic negatives from the investigation of his suicide, and agreed to pay her $250,000 if the pictures ever become public."


"Whalen and the city had agreed in 2002 that a 900-page police report on Cliff Baxter's death could be released but that certain photographs and a few documents would be withheld and then destroyed in 2004. Sugar Land officials destroyed the documents as agreed, but about 100 negatives could not be found."

Souvernirs? Fear that someone might want to take a long look at the photos before they were destroyed? Or just the same general incompetence that so often leads to false findings of suicide? I've written about this 'suicide' . . . .