Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Bob Saget Mystery

To disclose fully, I and probably most of you have never seen a Bob Saget television show. No one watches network television any more any way, so that explains it.

And yet, Saget’s death feels now as though it happened in the twilight zone. I include the reference for those of us who used to watch network television.

Initially, reports explained that Saget had injured his head in a fall, had gone to bed at the Ritz-Carlton, and never woke up. Fair enough, and sufficiently tragic.

But then, the autopsy discovered that Saget’s head injuries could not have resulted from a mere fall-- unless he had fallen down a couple of flights of stairs. In truth, the injuries had to have been caused by something like a baseball bat. Besides, the injuries were not merely in the back of his head, but they were also on the side and in the front. Not consistent with a fall.

The Daily Mail reported on the views of brain surgeons:

A graphic depicted by CNN highlights the bones in Saget’s head that were cited as being fractured, which includes a stretch of bone from the front of his skull to his front temporal bone, in addition to fractures above his eye sockets.

“That takes a lot of force to do that. If I knew nothing else about what had happened, you’d think this was someone who had fallen down the stairs and had several impacts to the head or been unrestrained in a car accident,” Gupta said.

“Whatever happened here, we may never know how he fell or what happened, but it was a significant blow that caused that. And likely, the bleeding on top of the brain is likely causing pressure on the brain and subsequently, sadly, what led to him becoming unconscious and dying,” Gupta concluded.

“This is significant trauma,” said Dr. Gavin Britz, the chair in neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, told the New York Times.

“This is something I find with someone with a baseball bat to the head, or who has fallen from 20 or 30 feet,’ he said, noting that Saget’s fractures were not only widespread, but in particularly thick parts of his skull.

Might we conclude that this was not a simple case of slip and fall? I believe we might. And might we conclude that Saget was not alone when he sustained these injuries? It seems like a plausible conclusion. If so, why cover up what appears to have been a homicide?

But then, why did the local constabulary conclude that there was nothing suspicious about Saget’s death? And why, perhaps less strangely, has Saget’s family requested that the autopsy records not be revealed.

The Daily Mail reports the latest:

Bob Saget's family on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to block the release of records from the investigation of his sudden death at the age of 65.

Saget was found dead on January 9 in an Orlando hotel room after doing a stand-up show the previous night.

On February 9, his family said that he had died of a head trauma, saying in a statement: 'They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep.'

The story continues:

The family sought an injunction against the medical examiner's office and the Orange County Sheriff to prevent the release of any records - including photographs, video and audio recordings, and 'statutorily protected autopsy information' - related to his death.

'Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress if Defendants release the Records in response to public records requests or otherwise disseminate the Records for any other reason or purpose,' the lawsuit stated, according to a copy obtained by ABC News.

Here we have a grieving family that prefers not to know what happened to its loved one. How often have we seen that occur? 

So, for now the mystery will remain mysterious. Unless the local authorities reopen their investigation, we are confident that we are being systematically lied to. But, we still do not know why.

As the old saying goes, it gets curiouser and curiouser….


Anonymous said...

Or is the grieving family attempting a coverup?

Christopher B said...

Alternatively, this is a bunch of doctors talking out their a$$es on a network that can't get more viewers than a popular podcast.

IamDevo said...

I, too have been intrigued by the unfolding events in the demise of the heretofore unknown to me Mr. Saget. I look forward to the eventual solving of this mystery, or alternatively its entry into the ever expanding universe of strange things that happened to people and were never fully explained, like "Who really killed JFK?" or "What really happened to Amelia Earhart?" Either way, it's a heck of a mystery right now, perhaps to be defined by the following quote:
"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
Sherlock Holmes, "The Sign of Four"