(PatrioticPost.com)- The purported “whistleblower” who supplied documents to federal authorities investigating the alleged ties between Deutsche Bank and former President Donald Trump was found dead on a California high school campus last week.
The body of 45-year-old Valentin Broeksmit was found by a cleaning crew from Woodrow Wilson High school in LA County early Monday morning where he was pronounced dead a short time later. It is believed that his body was left on campus for most of the weekend before he was found.
The coroner hasn’t indicated a cause of death. But according to the Los Angeles Police Department, there was no evidence of foul play or unusual circumstances.
An official autopsy will be conducted and the medical examiner’s final report is not expected until the summer.
The adopted son of former Deutsche Bank executive Bill Broeksmit, Valentin had turned over a trove of confidential bank documents to federal authorities investigating the bank.
According to a 2019 profile in the New York Times, after his father committed suicide in 2014, Broeksmit went on to share his father’s records with both journalists and federal investigators looking into possible connections between then-President Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank.
He was also subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Trump.
Broeksmit was reported missing over a year ago, having last been seen driving a red Mini Cooper in Griffith Park on April 6, 2021.
Though he was missing, Broeksmit’s Twitter account remained active with friends and reporters keeping in contact with him during his disappearance. Reporter Scott Stedman tweeted that he spoke with Broeksmit in January at which time he gave Stedman documents from Deutsche Bank “that highlighted the bank’s deep Russia connections.”
New York Times reporter David Enrich noted that Broeksmit struggled with drug addiction and often conjured “far-fetched theories” by bending the truth. Enrich, who had written that Broeksmit remained haunted by his father’s suicide, tweeted last week that his death was “terrible news” and “devastating to hear.”