WASHINGTON - There are a lot of questions surround the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Specifically, why wasn't there an autopsy ordered?
This is bringing out some conspiracy theories about what really happened at that hunting ranch in Texas.
“Every case that you are called to investigate is a homicide until your investigation proves otherwise,” said William Ritchie, a retired deputy chief and former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police.
Ritchie said he was stunned when a Texas county judge said they would not perform an autopsy on Scalia.
“I just couldn't believe what I was reading,” he said. “I just started typing and I probably should not have said, ‘Well, something is fishy," but it was just awfully bizarre.”
Ritchie made the post on his Facebook page fueling questions about the cause of Scalia's death.
“This was a justice of the United States Supreme Court,” said Ritchie. “I understand that he was 79 years old, that there were reportedly some medical issues, but you have to do the right thing.”
Scalia was found dead in his room at a Texas hunting resort on Saturday. A county judge said he died of natural causes, so the case will not be transferred to the medical examiner.
“It defies logic that a justice of the peace, unless that person is also a medical doctor, would be pronouncing death,” Ritchie said.
Richie also said that since Scalia is a U.S. Supreme Court justice, they are all assigned U.S. marshals therefore making this a federal case. He said at this point, if there were to be an autopsy, that decision would be made by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.