COVER-UP AT COLORADO SPRINGS - AUTOPSY
REPORT CLAIMS AIR FORCE ACADEMY CADET
Alex Quiros didn't kill himself.
But if the Air Force and El Paso County Coroners Office have their way, his death will be marked off as just another "suicide" and soon forgotten.
Reaction from our readers and CI's at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has been swift.
"No one is buying this bullshit" said one cadet at the sprawling Colorado Springs campus.
A SIMILAR COVER-UP WITH ARMY CAPTAIN
Neither is Doreen Hess, widow of murdered Army National Guard CPT Gordon Hess, whose dead body was discovered on a running trail at Fort Knox, Ky. in 1998. His body bore 26 stab wounds, several to the heart and lungs.
"They (Army investigators) tried to fool me into thinking Gordie did that to himself, but a second autopsy showed my husband couldn't have inflicted all those deep wounds on himself."
Mrs. Hess hired a former New York City crime pathologist to buttress her case and, after a lengthy and expensive battle for the truth, got the Pentagon to back down and change the cause of death for the captain to "inconclusive."
"NO HINT OF SUICIDE . . . HE SOUNDED
In the case of Cadet Quiros, his longtime sweetheart, Bethany Martin, says she talked on the telephone with the AFA senior just hours before Alex's dying body was discovered in his dorm room at the academy.
"We spoke around 11 in the morning, right after he'd had some dental work done," she said. Martin told reporters Quiros couldn't speak very clearly, with cotton swabs still in his mouth from the removal of some wisdom teeth, but that "he sounded happy" and promised to call her back right after a class he had to attend, he told her that afternoon.
The call, never came.
"He never said anything in that conversation that would even hint at suicide," Martin told the Colorado Springs GAZETTE.
ARE WE TO BELIEVE QUIROS STABBED
The autopsy report lists 28 wounds on the cadet's body. Incredibly he is said to have inflicted (among other injuries) stabs to his neck, forehead, scalp, eyelid, chin, left leg, chest, and upper abdomen.
Sound like a man hell-bent on self-destruction? Right.
Only, someone who wanted to die, wouldn't cut himself the way another person might have, if they were "torturing" the deceased. How do we know Alex was by himself when he died?
Just the pain alone from some of the alleged "self-caused" cuts would be enough to make one hesitate from performing further mutilation.
WHERE'S THE KNIFE AND FINGERPRINTS?
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, who kept a tight lid on the cause of death for more than three months after the April 2 incident, claims (as of press time) they haven't yet "seen" the autopsy report. Yeah, sure.
One very important question the Air Force has not answered is where did the "suicide" knife come from, and were the cadet's fingerprints found on the handle?
The silence is deafening.
[EDITOR'S NOTE] -- All our friends and sources at the Air Force Academy, and in the immediate area, please contact us at once. Thank you. -- The editor
FROM "THE COLD CASE FILES" - WHO KILLED
WHAT KILLED AIR FORCE ACADEMY CADET
GRIEF-STRICKEN MOM OF DEAD AFA CADET