Former Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings has been cremated and sent home in a urn despite the fact his family wanted his body.
Hastings died on June 18th after his Mercedes crashed into a tree and had burst into flames in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, causing speculation to arise that Hastings, who was working on a major exposé of the CIA, could have been set up.
Kimberly Dvorak of San Diego 6 who spoke directly with friends of Hastings family said, “A close family friend did confirm that Michael’s body was sent home in an urn, meaning he was cremated and it wasn’t the request of the family….in fact the family wanted Michael’s body to go home.”
It is very suspicious that now Michael Hastings body is unable to be a part of any evidence that can possibly contradict the LAPD’s claim that there was no foul play in the journalist’s death.Hours before the car crash Hastings had sent out an email to family and friends claiming that he was onto a big story and needed to “off the rada[r] for a bit.”
WikiLeaks made the claim that Hastings had contacted them and said that the FBI was investigating him.
Earlier this month San Diego 6 reported that police and firefighters were told not to speak about the death of Michael Hastings.