Reasons emerge for cancellation of public memorial
The Hartford Curant have reported that while Oli Herbert’s cause of death was ruled to be drowning, the state Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gil has stated that the manner of death is “undetermined”. Police are said to be treating his death as suspicious and The Eastern District Major Crime Squad is investigating. Police are reviewing Herbert’s medical history, establishing a timeline of his last 24 hours and looking for anyone who had contact with him on and before October 16th when his body was found in a pond on his property.
While a public memorial was planned for November 11th, it was suddenly cancelled on November 8th without explanation.
On November 10th Beth (Elizabeth) Herbert updated The Official Oli Herbert Facebook Page with details of Oli’s toxicology results and said that the memorial was cancelled due to concerns for her safety. The post was later deleted.
The concern for Beth’s safety seems to stem from a Facebook page called Justice For Oli Herbert which claims that Oli was murdered by Beth. The page has posted court documents showing that the Herberts’ house was in foreclosure for non payment of the mortgage and has made many allegations including that Oli had intended to divorce Beth, that Oli’s will was changed on October 9th but the signature is forged and that Oli was a victim of domestic abuse.
Followers of the Justice For Oli Herbert account have been posting on the Official Oli Herbert page accusing Beth of murder which is where the concern for her safety comes from. Obviously the allegations by the page are incredibly serious and the information on his page should be considered with caution as many screenshots lack context.
It’s safe to say that there will be more developments in this story.
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.