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Jeff Rice Murdered: New Theory

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 24th, 2012

Amid a strange new report out of Uganda claiming that heroin was found in Rice’s hotel room, the following from Uganda has been released:

THE POLICE REPORT
…Mr. Rice Jeffrey David was found dead at the Hotel balcony seated in his chair head bending over the table while bleeding through both mouth and the nose. Ms Fuller Kathryn was found in an unconscious state lying on the floor beside the left hand side of the deceased…
They had jetted into the country on February 15, 2012 as an advance party to a larger team that were to film a documentary in Uganda in collaboration with Hope Medical Clinics Uganda, affiliated to Starley Hearing Foundation based in Minnesota- USA which offers free hearing aids to hearing impaired victims.
Toxicological results of the post mortem exhibits submitted to Government Analytical Laboratory Wandegeya reveals that major metabolites of cocaine were qualitatively detected.
The whitish powder in a plastic bag found at the scene contained Acetaminophen, Caffeine, Acetylcodein, Diacetylmorphine and Papaverine which are opiates classified as drug of abuse. Police is yet to interview the survivor Fuller Kathryn, but shall do so upon her recovery.

The Daily Mail notes:

The pair who were in Kampala, Uganda, to film a documentary, were originally thought to have been poisoned. But police have now ruled out this theory. Uganda Police Force spokesman Asuman Mugenyi told ABC News. ‘This is a very wrong account,’
However friends believe they were forced to ingest it after a failed shakedown. Others fear they were targeted because they were working on an investigative documentary, ABC News reported.
But police insist the pair willingly ingested the substance.
‘There was no struggle. These were two people in their room and there was not a single sign of a struggle. Not even a single bruise on Rice’s body,’ Mugenyi said.

But others are disputing these stories from Uganda.

Red Dirt Report’s editor Andrew W. Griffin is highlighting a new theory today that former Destination Truth (DT) and recent CBS producer Jeff Rice was murdered as part of a cover-up of the current Uganda dictatorship’s standard operating practices. While Cryptomundo started down this road of noting Jeff Rice’s death due to his cryptozoological links to DT, we feel it important to report this new political angle for completeness.

Griffin writes:

The Washington-based Wayne Madsen Report investigative news blog is reporting today that the death of freelance television producer and Oklahoma native Jeff Rice at a swanky hotel in Kampala, Uganda, is likely linked to goons working within the dictatorial regime of U.S. supported leader Yoweri Museveni and that a cover-up is now underway.

Rice, 39, who has worked on The Amazing Race and Whale Wars reality shows is said to have been found on his hotel balcony, overlooking Lake Victoria, with blood pouring from his nose and mouth. Next to him was his unconscious assistant Katheryne Fuller. Reports are that while she is recovering, the authorities are holding her in Uganda and the police there may charge her with drug possession, according to the Daily Mail out of the United Kingdom.

Initial reports, however, said the duo was targeted by African gang members and subsequently poisoned, although the police are now discounting that scenario.

Rice, notes CNN.com, was a co-owner of SB Productions in Durban, South Africa, along with his wife Sally Blackman. The article also notes his love of the African people and how he was given the name Legnai, which means ‘a gift from God,’ by the Zulu people. Rice leaves behind two daughters, ages 7 and 2.

“Dictator-for-life” Yoweri Museveni, as we have previously reported, has been terrorizing government critics and journalists for some time now. Museveni has also made it known he has no use for homosexuals either and the anti-gay Ugandan tabloid media has been calling for the lynching of gays and lesbians while the Ugandan parliament tries to pass legislation that would impose the death penalty on those found to be homosexual.

Griffin’s essay asks: “So, under U.S.-friendly Museveni, a virtual reign of terror has gripped the east-central, Anglophone African nation and the U.S. government ignores the bad behavior of Museveni – or do they?…did Jeff Rice get dispatched to Uganda not so much to work on an adventure-themed reality show or some other straightforward series but rather to uncover and film the dirty activities of the corrupt Museveni regime? Did U.S. (or corporate British) sources expose Rice’s true intentions and put him and his crew in mortal danger and then use a ‘cocaine overdose’ as a convenient cover story? ”

Read Andrew Griffin’s complete story here.

As Wayne Madsen’s sources note, “Rice and Fuller may have asked one too many questions that the Ugandan regime found uncomfortable and in an attempt to forestall a further investigation, decided to poison Rice and Fuller.”

See also the ABC News interview with Joshua Gates here.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


5 Responses to “Jeff Rice Murdered: New Theory”

  1. mungofoot responds:

    what a travesty and horrible event this is turning out to be, unfortunately with 2 or more governments having ties to this now my guess is that we will never know all of what happened, may the truth come out and to the families of the victims I give my condolences

  2. flame821 responds:

    The family needs to get his body back and have an independent autopsy done, that will clear up a lot of issues as one time use will show different signs than long-term usage of any given drugs.

    They need to get Ms Fuller out of that country ASAP.

    The whitish powder in a plastic bag found at the scene contained Acetaminophen, Caffeine, Acetylcodein, Diacetylmorphine and Papaverine which are opiates classified as drug of abuse.

    Now I don’t pretend to know what they cut heroin with, but of the drugs listed above only Acetylocodein and Diacetylmorphine are what would be considered illicit drugs. Acetaminophen is Tylenol, Caffeine is just that, and Papaverine is used to treat poor blood flow, admittedly it is derived from the poppy but to my knowledge has no opiate properties.

    This being said, an over dose of Papaverine could easily lead to the bleeding out seen in Mr. Rice. But again, papaverine is not an opiate and it seem odd to me that anyone would cut heroin with such a drug unless they intended to do harm. If Ms. Fuller also ingested this combination of drugs I would find it nearly impossible to believe that she didn’t have ‘so much as a bruise on her’ as the response of the Paramedics alone would have left her rather bruised.

    I’m not one for conspiracy theories but there are several things that just don’t sound ‘right’ in this story. Get Ms Fuller to the embassy then get her home, and for the love of heaven, don’t let them destroy his body, it will be the only proof his family has of what really happened to him.

  3. Nny responds:

    I liked the video a lot and I liked what Josh said.

    Let’s wait for independent, freelance journalists to show up and see what they find out. People like that (and sites like Cryptomundo) are my fav.

  4. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Maybe Uganda has a secret police not unlike the Haitian Tonton Macoute, who used many techniques and practices from the Voodoo religion in order to stir terror in the enemies of Papa Doc’s tyrannic regime…

    So, could that white powder be some kind of Voodoo powder?

    Wild speculation from my part, but it might be worth exploring :-/

  5. TheForthcoming responds:

    This world is insane.



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