Everett Palmer Jr. Mysteriously Died In Police Custody, Organs Removed
On April 7, 2018, Everett Palmer Jr. told his brother that he was going to drive from Delaware to New York to visit his sick mother. Prior to leaving town, he went to handle a Pennsylvania DUI warrant from an incident in 2016 to assure that his driver’s license was valid.
On April 9, 2018, Everett Palmer Jr. was dead according to CNN. His family was told that he died in police custody at the York County Prison. It is now June 10, 2019 and Palmer’s family is still in the dark about how or why their loved one died. In fact, they say that his body was returned to them with his throat, heart, and brain missing.
York County Coroner Pam Gay refutes this claim:
“There were never any missing organs,” Gay told CNN on Saturday. “The lab that does our autopsies has the organs. Coroner’s offices don’t always have a morgue or a forensic pathologist. We contract those services out. We utilize a team in Allentown. That’s who retains the specimens. They don’t always tell us what they retain. We made that clear to the family from the beginning.”
The family has hired famed civil rights attorney Lee Merritt who believes that this incident “smacks of a cover-up”.
An initial autopsy by the York County Coroner’s Office stated Palmer died after an incident “following an excited state” during which he “began hitting his head against the inside of his cell door” and was restrained. The report says Palmer became agitated as a result of “methamphetamine toxicity.” A probable “sickling red cell disorder” as listed as a contributing factor.
Somebody got some ‘splainin’ to do!