UPDATED 8:14 AM PT — Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Questions are brewing following the death of a second man in the home of a major Democrat donor.
Early Monday, paramedics were called to the West Hollywood home of Edward Buck, who is a prominent donor known for his ties to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
When authorities arrived, they found a black male in his 50s unresponsive.
“They tried to save him, revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene,” stated Lt. Derrick Alfred of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Lawyers are claiming the man was Buck’s longtime friend, who had been partying the night before and came to Buck’s apartment looking for help
This isn’t the first time a man died in Buck’s home. In July of 2017, Gemmel Moore, a male escort, died of a methamphetamine overdose. It was ruled accidental, but the case was later reopened after investigators found Moore’s journal passages. They claimed Buck gave him his first injections of crystal meth.
For the second time in under two years, someone has died inside Democratic donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. Latest body found early this AM. In 2017, man died of meth overdose. These exclusive surveillance vid stills are from then. @LASDHQ investigating again. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/aDTqUPJQO7
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 8, 2019
Soon after Moore’s death, his family alleged other gay black men had found themselves in similar situations.
“They have been in this man’s apartment and they all say the same thing — I was asleep and he shot me up with crystal meth, I was asleep and he shot me up with steroids, I was asleep and he did this to me,” stated Moore family advocate Jasmyne Cannick.
Buck has not been arrested nor is he being considered a suspect in the investigation, but that’s not stopping Moore’s family from alleging he had something to do with this incident as well.
“We told the Sheriff’s Department back in July of 2017 that if Ed Buck was not stopped, there was going to be another body at his house,” said Cannick.
The investigation remains ongoing.