(originally published 2/4/2015)
In October 2014, a story flooded media outlets everywhere around the world about the tragedy of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with an aggressive brain tumor known as Glioblastoma multiforme, who had decided to commit assisted suicide in Oregon under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity” law.
I learned about it from a post on a blog I read–and my jaw dropped. Brittany is my niece, but has been estranged from our family for several years. Her mother, Debbie Ziegler, and my brother divorced in around 1987, when Brittany was three.
I have investigated “Brittany’s suicide,” and have proof that it did not occur and Brittany is not dead. The event was a psy op perpetrated by the CIA-controlled media on the public, to expand availability of assisted suicide. This is the more clear now, seeing Debbie giving press conferences at the California legislature in favor of such a bill, along with Dan Diaz, Brittany’s putative husband. No truly grieving parent or husband would be able to do this.
Something else they wouldn’t do is fail to investigate whether a cure was available before agreeing to a beloved 29-year-old’s plan to kill herself. Turns out a cure is available. On March 27, 2015, 60 Minutes revealed that Duke Medical School researchers have been regularly shrinking Glioblastoma multiforme tumors to nothing by injecting them with polio viruses, achieving complete cures. There are hundreds of published papers on the web about similar successes with oncolytic viruses. Oops: looks like Debbie, Brittany, and Dan overlooked that research, in their obsession with ending Brittany’s life.
Another clear sign this is a hoax has been the media’s use of photos of women who are NOT Brittany. Here is one of my photos of Brittany:
Here’s another*. (There are links to childhood photos at the bottom.) Compare these with this bogus photo on People Magazine’s Oct. 27, 2014, cover, of a model they declare is “Brittany Maynard photographed exclusively for People, Oct. 11, 2014.” This same model appears on pages 64, 65, and 69. Anyone can see Brittany has an elfin look which the impostor does not have, and a broader smile, with upturned corners. Blogger Miles Mathis, who is a portrait painter, agrees the model on the People cover is not Brittany. Same with the photos of “Brittany with her family at the Grand Canyon,” and a very large “Brittany strolling with her husband on a forested path“: none of these are Brittany. While a few real pictures are interspersed, they do not include a full-face close-up as an adult. She is in profile, wearing dark glasses, or photographed from far away. Brittany thus could go anywhere to resume life under an alias, and no one would recognize her.
The video posted Oct. 6 (which shows a woman with a chubby face, which the People cover model does not have as of Oct. 11!) does have some similarity with Brittany, particularly in the voice. However, it is possible to use a model to create facial expressions in a video of someone else, in real time. I believe that is what has been done here.
I need to poke fun at the still shown in the video which has Debbie’s head inclined at a rakish angle towards yet another model posing as her daughter, pooching her lips. It’s clear Debbie’s head was simply pasted on. They are both wearing “Love” T-shirts. When I saw that, I said, “How very Sandy Hook” (Sandy Hook being yet another psy op).
***Update Oct. 6, 2015: that bit has been removed from the video!
One thing that bothered me when I was working this out was how the CIA/media hoax network would know Debbie and Brittany were available to participate in this fraud. I then remembered Debbie’s younger brother, David Q. Ziegler, and found he is in Army intelligence. This connection can fully explain it–along with financial difficulties we know Debbie was having (another thing she has in common with many of the Sandy Hook participants). Another is probably Adrian Diaz, discussed below. One blogger who is suspicious of Brittany’s demise has linked Compassion & Choices, the group which sponsored her suicide, to George Soros.
Absence of records at the funeral home.
There is a death certificate for Brittany. While this may seem like a show-stopper, it is fraudulent.
The most important admission came from the funeral home, Crown Memorial Center (which runs the Cascade Cremation Center), whose involvement I learned of from the death certificate. I went to their website and put the last name “Maynard” into their “Search for Tributes” bar shortly after I received the death certificate, and nothing came up. Same with “Diaz.” So I called Crown to ask whether there was an online memory book for Brittany Maynard, or a service held, and the young woman who answered was puzzled. I heard her typing on a keyboard, and then she said, “I don’t have any information. She is not in the system.” I asked her whether it was customary to cremate a body quickly after death, and she said yes. Note that the death certificate states the date of disposition of the body as “TBD”–“to be determined”–even though it was filled out by the funeral director 17 days after the death.
The employee told me to call back between 12:30 and 1:00 to speak to the director, Tiffany Hubbard. When I called at 12:32, my call was routed to a male at another location, who was verbally abusive. So–get that: I am a family member asking about my tragically deceased niece, and he’s nasty. I asked HIM whether cremation had taken place and he said it WOULD have been, and then corrected himself to say that it DID, “shortly after death.” But, as noted, the death certificate says “TBD” and was signed by Tiffany Hubbard on Nov. 18, when death reportedly occurred Nov. 1. So he was lying. When I asked him whether a service would be held, he babbled, then said, “The family has been very private about this.” I laughed out loud, saying this “family” has been the least private in the history of the world! The man then said Brittany’s website fulfilled the memory book function (and, indeed, no one who did not have the death certificate would have any idea Crown was the funeral parlor which handled the body. Only I had that information.) I told him that the MAYNARDS were family–that my brother was both Brittany’s legal and biological father, and he had received no notification of her wedding, her cancer, her death, or her funeral (and there was no funeral, anyway). Note another false entry on the death certificate for the phone number of Dan Diaz. It says “not available.” They don’t get to say that. Oregon law requires the funeral home to obtain personal data about the decedent from the next of kin, and the form requires a phone number for that person, stated to be Dan Diaz.
Another problem is that the Social Security Death Index does not have Brittany’s name on it, even though her Social Security number is listed on the death certificate. ***Update, Nov. 4, 2017: regulations enacted in 2014 (what a coincidence!) restricted the public’s ability to review records in the SSDI for three years after the death. So today, I was finally able to verify that her name was not on it. It isn’t. To be sure I even input her actual Social Security number (from the application her mother made for it in 1988) along with her year of birth. That means Brittany has never been reported dead to the Social Security Administration, although she worked as a teacher or audiologist, and her Social Security number is still in use. Note that I’ve changed the link to the death certificate, so that anyone can now see her SSN. Formerly, I had redacted it.***
Also, Brittany’s voter registration was cancelled, but that was the result of an email I sent to the Secretary of State Dec. 11, 2014, asking whether it was still active. By law the county health registrar, who receives the report of death, is supposed to give notice within five days to the county clerk to cancel the voter registration. Instead, that notice came from me, through the Secretary of State. That is proof that no report was made to the county health registrar (or that person was part of the scam). The most important thing, however, is the Crown employee’s statement, “She is not in the system.” This means: no online memory book, no funeral, no records of body transport or cremation as required by law, no report to the Social Security Administration, no notification to the county health registrar or county voting registrar, and no bills. All these omissions by the funeral director of actions she would routinely take indicate normal procedures were not followed. The reason has to be that there was no body.
Note that the location of death–the residence–on the death certificate (3108 Vista Verde Terrace, Portland, OR) is different from Brittany’s voter registration address (7518 SW Roanoke Dr. N., Wilsonville, OR).
Doctor who signed death certificate did not diagnose or treat her for cancer.
The doctor, Eric Wyatt Walsh, signed the death certificate on Nov. 13, twelve days after death. He should’ve done it within 48 hours. He certified that the cause of death was “Glioblastoma multiforme.”
Walsh gave an address for himself which was not the address associated with his license. Only by asking for an investigation from the State Medical Board did I learn it was the address of Gentiva, a large hospice corporation. Dr. Walsh himself then called me, but, like the funeral parlor guy, would not give me any real information, due to “privacy restrictions,” even though dead people don’t have privacy rights. Their medical records are subject to disclosure, under Oregon law. I asked him when he started treating Brittany, whether he is the one who had prescribed the lethal drug, whether he had seen a body, and other important things. He would not answer any of my questions. He also said that, in Oregon, the doctor who signs the death certificate is not required to see a body! I had previously learned that, under Oregon’s Death with Dignity law, the death certificate lists the death as from “natural causes,” even though the cause of death was the suicide drug.
Importantly, Dr. Walsh admitted he is not an oncologist–his area of practice is “palliative care.” So how would he have known if Brittany’s condition was terminal, or whether she even had cancer? He wouldn’t, of course. This is a serious problem. Oregon law says the death certificate may be signed only by the doctor who was in charge of the care of the patient for the illness or condition that resulted in death. The “Death with Dignity Act” similarly defines “attending physician” as “the physician who has primary responsibility for the care of the patient and treatment of the patient’s terminal disease.” Thus, the attending physician is the one who must sign the death certificate. The attending physician must also … “(a) Make the initial determination of whether a patient has a terminal disease,” and take other steps, including referring the patient to a consulting physician. Clearly, someone who is not an oncologist could not qualify as an attending physician. He is not competent to diagnose cancer, determine the cause of death, or sign the death certificate. It would, moreover, not be legal for Brittany to receive her initial diagnosis in California, as she claimed, and then move to Oregon to get the drug prescription and die.
In short, Dr. Walsh did not treat Brittany for the illness she reportedly died from, since he did not have the expertise to examine her, read her Xrays, decide she had a Glioblastoma multiforme, or decide whether her condition would be terminal within six months; and the initial diagnosis was not made by him.
So both the doctor and funeral director have made false certificates and ought to be prosecuted, in addition to subjected to actions on their licenses. I of course tried to get such action from all pertinent agencies and was rebuffed or ignored.
Brittany’s phone still active.
Brittany’s cellphone is still active as of Jan. 25, 2015, so someone is paying the bill. I left a message for her on or around Nov. 4, 2014. (She did not call back.) I have emailed her several times, most recently in June 2017, too, and the email does not bounce.
Bogus date chosen.
When I first watched Brittany’s video, she made an issue out of the date she’d chosen to kill herself, Nov. 1st, because it was the “day after my husband’s birthday,” which she said was October 30th. My notes from the video are here. However, the day after October 30th is October 31st, not November 1st. Worse, Dan Diaz’s birthday, according to ancestry.com, is October 26th. I mentioned all these things in an email to my friend Wendy, at the time. When I reviewed Brittany’s video again sometime later, all the statements about her husband’s birthday had been taken out of it.
So: that whole story was fake. Importantly, Brittany didn’t know her “husband’s” birthday.
MRI/Xrays probably fake.
There are discrepancies in the radiologic images from the University of California San Francisco shown in Brittany’s video. The employee I spoke to in the Radiology department said (1) Brittany had brought her first image to them from another location, which was not a hospital, as she could tell from encryption; (2) Brittany did have appointments at UCSF Radiology, but patients are not required to produce an ID; and (3) Brittany did not retrieve her records from UCSF when she went to get a second opinion. When the employee volunteered this last bit I could tell she found that strange. To recap: Brittany did not take her UCSF records to Oregon, although she said in her video that she had had to “find a new team,” since assisted suicide is not legal in California; and the doctor who prescribed the lethal drug to her in Oregon was not an oncologist. He was not able to make any assessment of whether she had cancer or was terminal, did not have the images, and did not see a body. Yet this man certified on an official document that she died of Glioblastoma multiforme.
As for the tumor Xray or MRI image with Brittany’s name typed on it, when I was talking over this matter with my Aunt Pat (Brittany’s great-aunt), she said, “Oh, but of course X-rays can be faked.” That possibility had not even occurred to me. Aunt Pat knew this because she reads a lot of mysteries. I investigated and found outfits online which sell fake X-rays as gag gifts.
Brittany was also treated at the UCSF hospital under a name which was not then her legal name. Her marriage certificate, dated Sept. 29, 2012, shows she changed her name to “Brittany Lauren Diaz.” Adrian Diaz, the brother of Dan, who (strangely–and conveniently!) officiated at their wedding, holds the position of “Associate Director, State Government Relations” at the University of California Berkeley Chancellor’s Office; has held other positions with UC Berkeley; and interned with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Communications. In his UC position he may very well have access to all kinds of records, maybe even UCSF patient records. Adrian Diaz now has been giving interviews as one of the witnesses who attended Brittany in her last moments, although, in her video, she did not mention him among the loved ones she planned to have at her side. My guess is that he is a controller of this operation.
New info as of 10-6-15: I have the Brittany X-rays. These are huge files on three CD’s. I cannot make much of them, but will provide copies to anyone on request. I do note that the first X-ray or MRI, taken Jan. 1, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., is of her chest, which does not jibe with the story of headaches and a seizure which brought Brittany to the emergency room on New Year’s Day. A brain X-ray was not taken until Jan. 2, 2014. In addition, the notes on one of the CD’s say, “CT performed at an outside institution on 12/31.” More X-rays were taken by UCSF in August 2014, when Brittany and her “family” (I put that in quotes because it makes me mad) supposedly had already moved to Oregon four months earlier (e.g., see the voter registration).
Along with the bogus photos People Magazine published, its interview with Debbie paints her as a struggling single mom who raised Brittany on her own, utterly false. The New York Times parroted that view, listing Brittany’s “survivors” as Debbie Ziegler and her stepfather Gary Holmes. Huh? Mr. Holmes has no legal or biological relationship to Brittany, while Brittany’s real father–who has both–is not mentioned. Nor were her little brother, aunts and uncle, cousins, and more on the Maynard side. We were not involved in this caper and didn’t know anything about it. My brother has observed that this depiction of Debbie as Struggling Single Parent will be followed up by book and movie deals. [AND HE WAS EXACTLY RIGHT: SEE HERE.]
People also says Debbie is 56, when she is 58, and that Brittany and company moved to Oregon in June, when she registered to vote in Oregon in April. Was there an advance team that took care of such things as the voter registration? It appears the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing.
I attempted to correct the Wikipedia entry on Brittany, only to the extent of (1) noting that People Magazine had faked the photos; (2) Brittany had this whole crowd of Maynard family members out there that were not mentioned; and (3) Debbie and Brittany have a history as scammers, whose principal target in the past has been my brother. My entry was immediately whooshed off Brittany’s page and put onto my OWN “talk page” (which I didn’t even know I had), which was then censored, so none of it is available, even though I volunteered to remove the reference to scamming. I was told to email Wiki’s legal department about my dispute, which I did–and I never got a response. So Wikipedia, far from being the neutral, ethical, independent source of information it represents itself to be, is as much a shill for the governing elite as the rest of the mass media. Even when I am telling it what the situation is, as a source with direct, first-hand knowledge, it prefers fictions published by CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, etc.
Who are these people repackaging press releases as fact, with the imprimatur of respected publications? That not a single person reporting this story either made their own investigation or questioned the party line means there is no “Fourth Estate.” There is only a central monolith churning out lies for public consumption. These “reporters” and their vaunted publications breach the public trust on an ongoing basis and should be skewered at every opportunity. This event is yet more proof that U.S. media are the real TASS. The Soviet Union is us.
Update: here are a few more photos of Brittany, on a tribute my brother’s family sent out in Christmas 2014, and some more childhood photos. Here’s one showing a young Debbie Ziegler with my brother, father, and stepmother, before Brittany was born. (My dad’s nickname for Brittany as a toddler, by the way, was “Miss Sparkle Plenty”!) Here’s one of me with Brittany and two of my other nieces. My brother believes Brittany must be dead because the media says so. He has refused to read about what I have discovered and stopped talking to me for a few years, because I did not convey my condolences. In case Brittany reads this, we want her to know he still loves her. And of course I love her, too.
Update 10-12-15: Have a look at these Facebook screenshots, in which Dan’s cousin Vicky Garcia sympathizes with Brittany and Dan over the courageous decision they have had to make. It is dated Oct. 12, 2012. Brittany’s diagnosis, according to her video, was Jan. 1, 2014.–P.S.: a commenter has told me I misinterpreted the Facebook date, and he or she may be right. I will be publishing a follow-up soon about Vicky and Dan’s mothers, who are sisters from Cuba with a startling history.
*About this Christmas card: I concede that Brittany looks photoshopped in. Her head is too big and she looks washed out. I asked my brother if that was the case and he would not respond. At the time she was living in an apartment in the Irvine area, and attending community college, so maybe she was too busy to make it to the Xmas card photo session and my brother decided to just insert another photo he had of her in the card. At any rate, it is definitely a picture of Brittany, one which I possess–the card was sent to me in the mail–and the mass media does not have.