- A day after former Enron executive John Clifford Baxter
was found dead in his parked Mercedes with a gunshot wound to the head,
the medical examiner ruled it a suicide. Not so fast. A top homicide
with the Sugar Land (Texas) Police Department isn't positive it was a
and is still actively gathering evidence in the case. And that is why the
suicide note found next to Baxter's body has not yet been released.
- The New York Post reports that detective Billy Baugh
is retracing Baxter's movements in the days prior to his death. In
he is checking the car for blood splatters and fingerprints and running
ballistic tests on the gun that was found in Baxter's hand. Because guns
are not registered in Texas, Baugh has enlisted the help of federal agents
from the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to find out who
the .38-caliber revolver and when.
- Adding to the mystery: A family friend told the New York
Post that Baxter's wife says he was home in bed just hours before his body
was found at 2:23 a.m. on Friday, January 25. "His wife couldn't
he could get out of bed without her knowing it," said the
- The Sugar Land Police Department says it isn't
with the findings of the medical examiner, but wants to be sure nothing
is overlooked in the investigation. Meanwhile, CBNC reported that the
note says Baxter was distraught about Enron's collapse and the prospect
of having to testify against former colleagues and friends.