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Hubbard death mystery

Title: Hubbard death mystery
Date: Thursday, 25 November 1976
Publisher: Las Vegas Sun
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Geoffery Hubbard, the son of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, has been cremated at the request of his family, it was reported Wednesday.

Hubbard, who died from an unknown cause Nov. 12 was cremated Tuesday by Palm Mortuary. His remains reportedly were being taken to Los Angeles, where the church has its main headquarters.

Results from microscopic tests to determine what killed Hubbard were expected later. An autopsy and a toxicological exam failed to turn up any clues as to the cause of death.

Richard Mayne, Clark County medical coroner, said the cremation did not pose any problems for his office because samples of all the vital organs already had been taken.

Hubbard, 22, of Clearwater, Fla., was found in a car in a semi-comatose state Oct. 28. Hubbard was listed as a John Doe when he was taken to Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital for treatment because neither he nor his car contained any identification.

He didn't respond to medical treatment, and died two weeks later at the hospital. He wasn't positively identified until last Thursday when authorities traced the serial number of his car.

Police scoured the area near McCarran International Airport for a second time Monday and found some of Hubbard's identification papers buried under a rock.

Authorities said their investigation appears to rule out the possibility of murder.