Son of Imprisoned Enron CEO Found Dead in Santa Ana Home
The body of 20-year-old John Taylor "J.T." Skilling was discovered late Tuesday on his bed in his Santa Ana apartment, reports the OC Register. Skilling's father is Jeffrey Skilling, the former CEO of Enron.
Friends showed up at Skilling's place when he did not meet them for coffee as planned. Authorities say Skilling, a student at Chapman University, had told his friends he was upset about a recent breakup. "Paramedics forced their way into the apartment and pronounced him dead at the scene. Prescription bottles were found near him, but there were no apparent signs of trauma or foul play," say the police. A toxicology report could take up to six weeks; early theories include accidental overdose or suicide.
Jeffrey Skiling is currently serving a 24-year prison term for his part in the Enron scandal. His attorney says he will ask for a temporary release in order to be present at his son's funeral.