EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Shawn Lucas:(D.C. Suspicions – The Death of a DNC Process Server)
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Exit 9 Investigations interviewed Shawn Lucas’ girlfriend at-the-time of his death, Savannah King. We’ve been in communication since 2016 but she is finally ready to speak about the investigation.
This is an exclusive look at the case from a first-hand perspective.
38-year-old Process Server Shawn Lucas rose to fame through a video live-streamed of himself accompanied by a cameraman entering the DNC headquarters on July 1, 2016, to serve a lawsuit related to the misconduct of then DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman. The video went viral and provided insight into Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC’s agenda into suppressing the platform and votes of the Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
The revelation of the lawsuit took place less than three weeks before the July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks/DNC dump of emails that would prove the allegations against the DNC to be true; Debbie Wasserman resigned from her position after the revelations.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
Shawn Lucas was asked by friend Brandon Yoshimura if he wanted to take a one-time job as a process server for One Source Process. Shawn Lucas was an avid Bernie Sanders supporter and jumped at the chance to serve a lawsuit to the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The lawsuit ‘Carol Wilding v. DNC Services Corporation‘ claimed that the DNC Charter was rigged in favor of candidate Hillary Clinton over her opponent Bernie Sanders. It was spearheaded by lawyers Jared Beck and Elizabeth Beck.
Shawn appeared at the DNC headquarters in Washington D.C. with camera operator Ricardo O. Villalba. The lawsuit was served to DNC special assistant, Rebeca Herries.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
Shawn and Savannah were to attend a three-day festival in Pennsylvania. Bad weather postponed the trip.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
Since they were stuck-in town; Shawn decided to accept a bartending job he’d been offered. The bar was a 15-minute walk from his apartment in Dupont.
He worked from 11 am until 2 pm. Savannah was working an 8am-6pm shift.
Shawn texted Savannah at 2:30 pm but never responded after that.
Below is Savannah King’s full statement about discovering Shawn Lucas’ body.
“Every day that I arrived home from work, the minute I walk thru the front door I’m greeted by him instantly. However, this day was way different. We lived in a 3 bedroom apartment and typically hung out in the room closest to the front door, which we turned into a living room area. This is where he’d typically be whenever I got home. So when I walked inside that day not hearing a ‘Hey babe’ was strange to me. I checked the front room the TV and lights were on, he wasn’t there.
I made my way down our unusually long hallway, passing our bedroom not seeing any sign of him there either. Then checked the bathroom, to see him on the floor face down on his stomach. I immediately called 911 and it took them a while to arrive. It being DC traffic I can understand why. His skin was patchy blue and pale, due to what I assumed was livor mortis of his skin, and his skin was cold to the touch.
He had a pretty noticeable round gash on the top center of his head as well as what looked like a large deep scratch down his right cheek. However, there wasn’t an excessive amount of blood anywhere, just a tiny bit on the bathmat. Our bathroom was rather small. The space between the wall and bathtub very narrow, which was where his body was positioned. With him being a heavier guy, it was nearly impossible for me to flip him onto his back to give him CPR. Especially given the little to no space for me to even attempt to roll him onto his back.
Once police/ambulance arrived there was nothing they could do, he’d been considered deceased by the coroner immediately upon arrival. The police officers had me wait in the living room and one officer was told to keep watch on me while they proceeded to go around our home taking pictures and investigating for a total of 5 hours.
From 7pm-12am, which I find totally suspicious to this day. They forced me to remain seated on our couch while they continued on. I wasn’t even allowed to go to my own kitchen for water, as I was breaking down. I got a very strange vibe from the entire crew in our apartment that night. I don’t know what they were either looking for or using those pictures for. Nobody answered a single question I asked and instead, ignored my existence. Another thing I find sketchy is how the detective never questioned me about anything except for the exact time I found him. He didn’t bother asking neighbors either. Shawn was far from a drug user, in fact, he despised drugs considering the number of friends he’s lost. He was a healthy man, with zero health issues.“
(Shawn Lucas Incident Report)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
The Office of D.C. Chief Medical Examiner relayed Shawn’s death as an accident due to a mixture of drugs.
His autopsy showed several drugs in his system.
Fentanyl – Synethic opioid
Cyclobenzaprine – Muscle relaxer
Mitragynine – Kratom; a natural herb
Savannah doesn’t have a copy of Shawn’s autopsy as D.C.’s medical privacy laws dictate the release of that information only to immediate family members.
Savannah King stated to EXIT 9 Investigations:
“The muscle relaxers he was prescribed. That showing up in his system wasn’t a surprise to me. The fentanyl and kratom have me mind blown and confused. So the cause was considered ‘combined adverse effects of drugs.’ The report did not make any note at any point about the suspicious marks on several parts of his body though.
A detailed and thorough report stating and going through each area of his body, that all was in perfect condition. I have reasons to believe the autopsy report was tampered with and false. I, unfortunately, was not able to get further information about it since Shawn and I were not married, and me only being a girlfriend I couldn’t dig further into this case surrounding his death.“
Want to know everything we know about the investigation into Shawn Lucas? Part II reveals more of the Savannah King interview and provides the links between Shawn Lucas and Seth Rich.
This is an official EXIT 9 investigation.
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