The body of 54-year-old Michael Piper was discovered by a housekeeper at the Budget Saver Motel in Coeur d'Alene on May 30
but his death remains subject to speculation, according to this morning's Coeur d'Alene Press.
The paper reported that police found "strange blisters on his back that were weeping fluid" and, in Piper's wallet, a wad of cash and a card stating that he had a heart valve replacement in April 2014. Piper was also a diabetic. An autopsy was scheduled, but the Press
reports that the autopsy was canceled. A coroner's report indicates that the cause of death was "probable Myocardial Infarction, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Coronary Artery Disease."
Some followers of Piper aren't buying that conclusion.
"Did Israel Assassinate Michael Collins Piper?" asked a story published by Veterans Today on June 3
. "Collins led the war against the [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] and the [Anti-Defamation League] and the Kosher mafia when others now considered 'experts' knew nothing at all."
Meanwhile, critics insist that the Piper was no more than an anti-Semite who went too far when he was recently fired from his job at American Free Press.
Nonetheless, Veterans Today editor Gordon Duff writes, "I also believe [Piper's] heart condition was induced as well."
A controversial journalist, who espoused multiple conspiracy theories, is now the subject of conspiracy rumors himself in the wake of his death in an Idaho motel room.