Update: The Death of Edimar de Araujo

Dr. Thomas P. Gilson, Rhode Island’s Chief Medical Examiner, has just issued a press release as to the cause of Mr. Araujo’s death:

“The cause of death for Edimar Alves De Araujo, a 34-year-old male from Milford, MA, who expired in Providence, RI, on August 7, 2007, after Federal Immigration agents took him into custody, has been determined to be acute intoxication due to the combined effects of cocaine and hydroxyzine (a medication used for the treatment of anxiety and emesis) with chronic seizure disorder as another significant condition contributing to death.”

At the time of Mr. Araujo’s tragic death, Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition, stated, “I think everybody is waiting to see how this tragedy really occurred”. With the Medical Examiner’s report, more of the picture has been filled in.
It is difficult to get away from the point Carroll Andrew Morse made in his original Anchor Rising post:

“From what we know, anyone with Mr. Araujo’s medical condition — citizen or non-citizen — could have suffered the same unfotunate fate, if discovered to be the subject of an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop.”

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michael
13 years ago

If he stayed in Brazil he would probably be alive today.

Brendan
Brendan
13 years ago

ZING! Right to the point Mike, I love it!

Greg
Greg
13 years ago

Even if he didn’t stay in Brazil, if he stayed off the BLOW he’d probably still be alive today.

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