Clinton Researcher Victor Thorn Found Dead-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

Prolific Clinton researcher Victor Thorn (also known as Scott Robert Makufka) has been found dead.

The Truth:

Clinton researcher Victor Thorn, whose birth name was Scott Robert Makufka, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on August 1st, according to his family.

Victor Thorn regularly published books and articles that were critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton, including “Hillary (And Bill),” a three-part trilogy that includes “The Sex Volume,” “The Drugs Volume,” and “The Murder Volume,” which tells of political operatives, allies and enemies of the Clintons who have died under (supposedly) suspicious circumstances over the years.

That led right-wing websites to imply that Victor Thorn had himself been the victim of a Clinton death plan days after Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination. However, there’s currently no evidence to support that claim.

American Free Press, a website that regularly published Victor Thorn bylines, first reported the Clinton researcher and author’s death on August 1st. Thorn died “at the top of a mountain near his home, the apparent victim of a gunshot wound” on his 54th birthday, the website reported.

Thorn’s family said there was no evidence of foul play, and he most likely took his own life. In an appearance on the American Free Press podcast, Victor Thorn’s brother, William J. Makufka, choked up while talking about the life and death of his brother. When asked how he explained the timing of Thorn’s death, his brother responded:

He absolutely did not like dealing with death and sickness … Scott did not want to get old. He was, and we still are and right now, watching my parents who are in their early 80s go through a lot of health issues. I’m sure that played a part. It is also my true belief that Scott very much believed that death isn’t the end and we continue on … He truly believed his journey was done and he wanted to see what came next.

So, reports that Clinton researcher and author Victor Thorn was found dead on the morning of August 1st are true. But his family has disputes the idea that a sinister plot or foul play involved.

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Collected on: 08/08/2016

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