Judicial Watch has uncovered newly-obtained records from the Edgarton Police Department in Massachusetts, through the state’s Public Records Law, which has raised serious questions regarding the death of Obama’s former personal chef Tafari Campbell.
The reports indicate that his clothing was found separated from his body and that the Secret Service had reported him missing. Sonar was used to locate his remains.
On July 23, 2023, an incident report from the computer-aided dispatch system revealed that a swimmer was unable to locate a black male in all-black clothing who had been seen on a paddle board near former President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard property.
Later that day, Campbell’s body was found in a pond behind the property.
“Rev’vd a 911 call from the above noted RP [reporting person] who identified as a Secret Service member. RP is req [requesting] at least an ambulance response, unsure of the exact services needed,” the report continued. “RP advd best access is from the residence, they are deploying a rescue swimmer and a zodiac boat right now.”
The report added, “RP adv no lifevest was worn, they have recovered the paddle board and clothing. Still no contact with the missing party. They still have a boat and rescue swimmers in the area.”
Judicial Watch has reported that at 8:25 p.m., the Oak Bluffs Fire Department dispatched a dive team to the scene. At 8:36 p.m., a Coast Guard helicopter and a Massachusetts State Police helicopter were sent out as well.
Sgt. William Bishop wrote in his report on the incident, “The next morning the dive team search continued, and a deceased Mr. Campbell was located using sonar. The investigation will now be handled by Massachusetts State Police and The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office. No further action.”
“It is concerning that Judicial Watch had to push and push for information on this tragic death, such as the new revelation that the Obama’s Secret Service protection reported Mr. Campbell missing,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.