Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist Determined to be Natural Causes
By edhat staff
After an investigation, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office determined the death of anti-vaccine activist Brandy Vaughan was due to natural causes.
Vaughan, a 44-year-old resident of Santa Barbara City, was found down in the bathroom of her E. Sola Street residence on December 7, 2020. Paramedics arrived and life-saving measures were initiated but were unsuccessful, states the Sheriff's Office.
The Santa Barbara City Police Department responded to the scene and investigated the circumstances surrounding her death. Their investigation found no signs of foul play or anything suspicious to warrant further investigation. Since Vaughan’s death occurred outside the direct care of a medical doctor, the investigation was turned over to the Sheriff / Coroner to determine the cause and manner of death.
"The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office conducted a thorough investigation which included an autopsy, in depth toxicology screening, interviews and medical record review. At the conclusion of the Coroner’s months long investigation, the Office determined the manner of her death to be Natural, caused by bi-lateral Pulmonary Thromboembolus," stated the Sheriff's Office.
The Coroner’s Office concluded its investigation and will be finalizing reports and updating the State of California death certificate accordingly.
Vaughan, a former Merck pharmaceutical representative, was an outspoken critic of pharmaceutical companies and created the nonprofit organization Learn The Risk, formerly named the Council of Vaccine Safety, that aims to educate people on the "dangers of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines and unnecessary medical treatments," according to the nonprofit's website.
The Santa Barbara resident and UC Santa Barbara alum stated pharmaceutical companies are intentionally making people sick for profit.
Vaughan had tens of thousands of followers throughout the world, some of whom are questioning the nature of her death and suggesting foul play.
“Rest in peace to my friend and fellow colleague and Activist and hero, Brandy Vaughan founder of Learn The Risk org. Brandi was just found dead by her only son, who is a minor, at such a young age. She posted publicly many times that if she were found dead it was foul play,” wrote Erin Elizabeth of Health Nut News wrote on Twitter.
Vaughan is survived by her son Bastian.
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