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Parallels Between the Deaths of Tommy Burkett and Vince Foster

by Hugh Turley

TOMMY BURKETT has a lot in common with Vincent Foster. BURKETT'S death is not a political left vs right issue. Tommy was killed during the Bush administration and the cover-up spans the Clinton administration. Republicans and Democrats and the entire American press conceal the truth about Tommy Burkett's murder.

BURKETT: The authorities said he committed suicide.
FOSTER: The authorities said he committed suicide.

BURKETT: BEFORE looking at the body the chief investigator told Tommy's mother, "I've seen lots of these 'suicides' and there is nothing you could have done."
FOSTER: Lead Park Police investigator Cherly Braun testified in her Senate deposition, "we made that determination [suicide] prior to going up and looking at the body."

BURKETT: The authorities said he died from a gunshot to the head.
FOSTER: The authorities said he died from a gunshot to the head.

BURKETT: Not much blood was found at the scene.
FOSTER: Not much blood was found at the scene.

BURKETT: The revolver was found in his hand. No fingerprints were on the gun. (the cylinder was not completely closed)
FOSTER: The revolver was found in his hand. No fingerprints were on the gun.

BURKETT: The body was found neatly sitting in a chair, legs crossed hands on his lap.
FOSTER: The body was found lying perfectly straight, "as if laid out for a coffin" arms and hands at his sides.

BURKETT: The medical examiner was Dr. Donald Haut.
FOSTER: The medical examiner was Dr. Donald Haut.

BURKETT: The autopsy doctor was Dr. James C. Beyer.
FOSTER: The autopsy doctor was Dr. James C. Beyer.

BURKETT: Dr. Beyer changed his story after showing Tommy's father several autospy photos. Dr. Beyer said he just took one.
FOSTER: Dr. Beyer changed his story after explaining his x-ray results to Park Police Detective Markland. Dr. Beyer said he did not take any.

BURKETT: Tommy had a broken jaw and mangled ear a second autopsy revealed.
FOSTER: Paramedics said they saw an additional wound on Foster's neck.

BURKETT: A note was forged note was found that said, "please cremate me." Dr. Haut's signature was forged on the death certificate.
FOSTER: A torn forged note appeared in Foster's briefcase after it was searched twice and found empty. The forgery read in part, "I made mistakes from ignorance."

BURKETT: Neighbors saw strange men in Tommy's car outside his home.
FOSTER: Two witnesses at Fort Marcy Park saw unidentified men in and around a brown Honda car at Fort Marcy Park.

BURKETT: An extra car was seen parked outside Tommy Burkett's home.
FOSTER: An extra brown Honda was seen by numerous witnesses at Fort Marcy Park.

BURKETT: Fairfax County police refuse to discuse Tommy Burkett's case.
FOSTER: Fairfax County police officer Dave Tipton on duty at the Fairfax hospital morgue the night of Foster's death has been ordered to remain silent.

BURKETT: Tommy and his neighbor called 911 but the tape somehow got erased.
FOSTER: The maintenance worker who called 911 to report Foster's death said the 911 transcript does not reflect what he said.

BURKETT: Tommy's clothes vanished from police custody and never were returned to his parents.
FOSTER: Crime scene photos of Foster's death vanished from police custody with no investigation or explanation.

BURKETT: Paramedics tell a different story from police about how Tommy died.
FOSTER: Paramedics saw missing evidence including a brown Honda.

BURKETT: Police made no effort to determine who's blood (not Tommy's) was on the walls of other rooms of Tommy Burkett's home.
FOSTER: Police and FBI agents made no effort to determine the source of hair and fiber evidence found on Foster's clothes.

BURKETT: Neighbors of the Burkett family were not questioned by police about what the saw or heard.
FOSTER: Police did not question neighbors around Fort Marcy park to ask what they saw or heard.

BURKETT: Tommy had been doing undercover work for the Drug Enforcement Agency.
FOSTER: Foster had been known to visit Mena airport with Jerry Parks. After Jerry Parks was gunned down gangland style his widow said he once returned from Mena with his car trunk jammed full of $100 bills. Mena has been alleged to have been used to smuggle drugs.

BURKETT: Local county police determined it was a suicide in minutes and FBI agents (including Robert Bryant) covered up the cover-up.
FOSTER: Local Park Police determined it was a suicide in minutes and FBI agents (including Robert Bryant) covered up the cover-up.

BURKETT: Tommy's wallet was missing from his body. It later somehow appeared at his college.
FOSTER: Foster's home and office keys were missing from his body. They somehow later appeared at the morgue.

BURKETT: The media hid the true facts about Tommy's death from the public. His death was not even reported for 18 months.
FOSTER: The media hid the true facts about Foster's death from the public. Only the official government version of events is presented.

BURKETT: Citizens and witnesses have protested the a cover-up of Tommy's death.
FOSTER: Citizens and a witness Patrick Knowlton have protested the cover-up of Foster's death.

BURKETT: The FBI told Tommy's parents and they have a 1800 page secret report that no one can see.
FOSTER: Ken Starr has concluded Foster's death was a suicide and 20 pages of his report are concealed from the public by the press. Footnotes supporting Starr's report are not available.

December 7, 1997
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