Jeffrey Alan Lash was found dead in his SUV near his home in Los Angeles, where he kept thousands of firearms, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, and incredible amounts of ammunition.
Lash allegedly had trouble breathing but refused to be taken to a hospital and died.
The fiancee and at least one friend were with Lash in the parking lot of Bristol Farms in Santa Monica when Lash said he was feeling sick, the fiancee’s attorney, Harland Braun, told the Los Angeles Times. Their attempts to cool him with ice after he refused to let them call 911 didn’t work and Lash died. Thinking the government agency that Lash worked for would retrieve his body, Nebron just left the car and Lash’s body parked on Palisades Drive and went on a trip to Oregon. She was shocked to return and find his body still there. The Los Angeles said that it does not suspect foul play in Lash’s death, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The body was severely decomposed since the police weren’t notified until almost two weeks after his death. Lash was, however, suffering from late-stage cancer, according to the Los Angeles police. The property manager for Lash’s previous home in Sunset Mesa told the Palisadian-Post that his health was deteriorating to the point that he could barely get up or down the stairs, so his roommate suggested four months ago that he find a place that was more accessible. Nebron’s attorney said that Lash claimed his condition was from nerve-damaging chemicals he was exposed to on a mission, The Associated Press reported.
After Lash died, the women reportedly relocated the vehicle, left the body in it and fled to Oregon. Braun stated the two did so for reasons including they believed Lash was an ET-human hybrid working for US intelligence agencies, and that his contacts would soon retrieve the body. They reportedly opted to not seek medical treatment for the dying man for similar reasons, and maintained they were following his prearranged instructions. It would later surface that at least one additional party may have also been with the two women, and the grocery store where the man was said to have died was, oddly enough, frequented by Whitley Strieber. Louis Whitley Strieber is an American writer best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, a non-fiction account of his alleged experiences with non-human entities.
Police subsequently searched a condo owned by Nebron and reported to be the residence of her and Lash, which was located in the vicinity of where she and VadBunker left the car containing the corpse. The search resulted in the confiscation of some 1200 guns, additional weapons and literally tons of ammo estimated to be worth several million dollars. The two-bedroom, 2,000 square-foot condo was located in a relatively exclusive area and was valued at $750,000 to $1million. Every room of the structure was reportedly stacked to the ceiling with guns and boxes of gun accessories, more weapons, such as machetes and bows, and cases of ammo. Police filled the driveway and a nearby alley with items brought out of the condo. An LA police captain described the scene as the worst case of weapons hoarding she had ever seen in her 27-year law enforcement career. Some $230,000 in cash was confiscated from the condo and reportedly counted in a neighbor’s garage.
The one mystery still stumping investigators is where Lash got the money to purchase all the weapons.
Police said there is no record that he ever filed a tax return or held a job.
Lash left no will, so his only relatives, his estranged cousins, would inherit his fortune worth approximately $5 million, according to Daniel Brookman, the attorney for the heirs.
But Brookman said the heirs would reject the inheritance to send a message against gun violence.
“We don’t want it. We don’t want money from these weapons. We don’t want these weapons out there. We want them destroyed,” Brookman said.
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