The grisly scene in which a top Bill Clinton aide was found hanging from a tree with a gunshot wound to the chest has finally been revealed nine months after he took his own life.
But the sheriff’s report on the death of Mark Middleton raises more questions than it answers, showing that his death was ruled a suicide, but the gun that killed him was nowhere to be found.
Middleton, 59, was found dead last May at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, an hour west of Little Rock.
The release of the report was delayed after family members petitioned a judge. He worried that images of the bloody scene would be made public.
The judge ultimately ruled that the details could be released, but the photographs could not.
Bill Clinton’s special adviser Mark Middleton, who inducted Jeffrey Epstein into the White House multiple times, committed suicide in May 2022.
Middleton’s body and car were found at Heifer Ranch, owned by an anti-poverty nonprofit called Heifer International, in Perryville, Arkansas.
The married father of two, who lived in Little Rock, Arkansas, shot himself at the Heifer ranch in Perryville, 30 miles from his home.
Middleton was the special adviser to Bill Clinton who admitted Jeffrey Epstein into the White House seven of the at least 17 times the late pedophile visited. Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and Clinton are seen in 1993 at the White House
The report, written by Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Lawson, says worker Samantha McElroy called him at the ranch and found Middleton’s abandoned black BMW SUV.
McElroy, 46, then walked by a cabin on the ranch.
“Almost immediately after turning the corner of the cabin, he started screaming,” Lawson wrote.
“Upon reaching the rear of the cabin, he pointed to the rear of the property and asked if it was a person.
“I could see what at first appeared to be a male sitting near a tree, when my eyes focused better I could see a rope of some sort running from the tree branch to the male.”
Lawson said it was clear Middleton was dead.
“I could see that he had a gunshot wound to his chest and that he had a knot tied in an extension cord that was around his neck and connected to the limb directly above him.
The officer said a search of Middleton’s vehicle turned up three boxes of buckshot and a gun case, but no weapons.
The details give new insight into the death of Middleton, a married father of two daughters ages 18 and 20 who was found dead on May 7 last year.
In Middleton’s obituary, her family requested that, in lieu of flowers, well-wishers donate to a service that specializes in counseling and therapy linked to Arkansas-based New Life Church.
The police report obtained by DailyMail.com provides new insight into the death of Middleton, 59, a married father with daughters aged 18 and 20 who was found dead on May 7 last year. Middleton with his wife Rhea and their daughters Lindsay and Lauren
DailyMail.com previously revealed that Epstein visited the White House on 14 separate days, stopping twice in one day on three occasions during Bill Clinton’s first term. Middleton admitted it at least seven times
Middleton was a special adviser to Bill Clinton in the 1990s and hired Jeffrey Epstein to the White House seven of the 17 times the late pedophile visited.
Middleton also flew in Epstein’s jet, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.” Most recently, she had been working for his family’s HVAC business in Little Rock.
The police report was posted on DailyMail.com by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Arkansas TimesMiddleton’s family said she suffered from depression.
Middleton’s life in recent years was a world away from the power she enjoyed in the 1990s.
White House visitor logs previously reported by DailyMail.com showed that he is listed as the authorizing authority for seven of Epstein’s White House visits, most of which were to the West Wing.
In addition to being a special assistant to the president, Middleton was also an assistant to the chief of staff, Thomas ‘Mack’ McLarty.
Middleton left the White House in February 1995 and was accused of presenting himself as an international dealmaker, exactly the kind of person Epstein would be attracted to.
In addition to being a special assistant to the president, Middleton was also an assistant to the chief of staff, Thomas ‘Mack’ McLarty. Clinton and McLarty at the White House in 1993
Middleton flew on Epstein’s plane and appears to have acted as a conduit between Clinton and Epstein. Clinton and Ghislaine Maxwell are seen on the plane
Middleton had run an air-conditioning business in Little Rock for decades, but in the 1990s he was a special adviser to Clinton and chief financial officer for her presidential campaign.
Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Lawson said in his report on Middleton’s death that pellets and a gun case were found in the dead man’s car, but he did not find any weapons.
In 1996, a White House investigation found that Middleton had abused her access to impress business clients and was barred from the executive mansion without high-level approval.
Middleton denied the claims.
Several former Clinton associates have died over the years in unexpected circumstances, including White House deputy counsel Vince Foster.
His death in 1993 was ruled a suicide, but sparked a number of conspiracy theories about the Clintons’ involvement.
After Epstein hanged himself while awaiting trial in 2019, Donald Trump retweeted conspiracy theories that Clinton was involved.
Others whose deaths have been unsubstantially linked to the Clintons have been Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was assassinated in 2016 with no culprit found.
DailyMail.com has contacted a spokeswoman for the Middleton family.