Police Commissioner Involved in Charlie Hebdo Investigation Takes Time Out from Writing Report to “Commit Suicide”

No Suicide Note Found, No Major Media Coverage

Parallels with Ron Brown Plane Crash in 1996

Police Commissioner Helric Fredou, the Number Two Police Officer of the Regional Service of France’s Judicial Police (JP), Limoges, (Haute-Vienne), allegedly “committed suicide on the night of Wednesday to Thursday at the police station,” according to Global Research and Sputnik News reports.


The commissioner was part of the police investigation into the Charlie Hebdo terror attack. The same evening, Fredou had met with the family of one of the Charlie Hebdo victims. He then dispatched a team of police officials under his jurisdiction. He is reported to have waited for the return of his team for a debriefing.  Immediately following the police debriefing, he was said to be preparing his police report.

And then, pow! He just took time out from writing the report to shoot himself in the head. That’s what the authorities want us to believe.

Major Media Blackout

You would think that something like that would be a major news story, right? Well, sometimes silence speaks louder than words.

Well, think again. There has been a nearly total news blackout even though the Charlie Hebdo shooting has been the global headline for several days now. The only thing we could find on this alleged suicide was this short piece in Le Parisien (Jan 9).

Brown Crash in April 1996 (PDF, Apr 1996)

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Which brought back memories of another suspicious suicide I came across when I was working as war correspondent in Bosnia. Remember the April 1996 Ron Brown plane crash in Croatia?RonBrown

Just like with Charlie Hebdo case, there had been no major media coverage of several bizarre deaths in the aftermath of the “accident” that took the life of Bill Clinton’s Commerce Secretary. And no witnesses.

A flight attendant, the lone survivor of the crash, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Dubrovnik hospital. Her throat had been slashed.

Another key witness, the Dubrovnik airport chief of mechanics, “killed himself,” according to an AP story (see below). What the AP story omitted was that he had died of a shotgun wound to his chest. And there was no suicide note.

See what I mean? Sounds like the French police commissioner’s “suicide” carried a similar MO to that of Ron Brown’s plane crash witness’s “suicide.”

Sometimes silence speaks louder than words.

Why would someone want Ron Brown dead?

For an answer, check out this Panache report

Authorities who were investigating Ron Brown’s (Commerce Secretary under the Clinton Administration)fundraising activities were nearing the point of indictments and Ron Brown had allegedly stated, “He would not go to jail alone.”

After Brown was killed in a plane crash, his office was allegedly ransacked for files immediately after his death.

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Brown Crash in April 1996 (PDF of my original contemporaneous notes and emails)

April 15, 1996 (19:50 PDT)

TO: Bob Djurdjevic’s Friends

An update to the information I sent last night…
Bob Dj.
1. What follows is an excerpt from a message I received on April 13. This is verbatim how it read:

“…About Ron Brown’s plane crash. You seem to know about the Gulf War Syndrome, do you know who Peter Kawajah is? In case you don’t, he was involved in discovering the” man­-made” bug. If you’d like more info, let me know.

Anyway, he was on a S/W program last week, that I trust with accuracy, and he said all victims had “Thermite” on them. Evidently, Thermite is a substance used in explosives.

Also, the female victim, the only person who lived through the crash, was the airplane “hostess”, and she walked from the crash sight to the awaiting helicopter. Peter Kawajah, said his source has always been reliable in the past and that the victim was dead by the time they arrived at the hospital, from a “cut” to her throat which was much “newer” wound than the other wounds she had received. Supposedly, his source was in on the autopsy is why he know these facts regarding the stab wound and about the Thermite.

I also heard yesterday on the “alleged” news, on the radio, that 4 more bodies had been discovered in another area, some distance from the crash sight. Sound a little strange?”

2. What is strange to me is that the above lady-­survivor was never identified by the media!? That’s common practice in any death news story, even in local fires or murders. The flight manifest lists Shelly Kelley and Cheryl Turnage as “Technical Sargents,” which is, I suppose, the Air Force euphemism for a flight attendant? I’ve been trying to find out who she was, but no luck so far. I am sure her folks would be “thrilled” to hear about the above report. Do you know if the family gets to LOOK at the body when they ship them back? Was there a U.S. ­conducted autopsy? (A “fat chance,” I suspect?).

3. By the way, when I heard about this single survivor on Apr 3, I said to my wife, shooting from the hip, based mostly on intuition and some inconsistent early wire reports: “Gee, I just hope they don’t kill the poor woman on her way to the hospital!” My wife thought I was nuts. She may still think that; (in fact, I’ll bet on it); but she can also attest to the fact that I said it on April 3!

Best regards,

Bob Djurdjevic

P.S. By the way, isn’t it also strange that the Brindisi-­based NATO Gen. Mike Canavan, whose Special Forces unit was supposed to run the rescue operation, had not been notified that the plane was missing until 19:00 (L), the day of the crash, April 3, by his own admission ­ four hours after the plane disappeared from the radar (around 15:00 L)? And that he was not given the information about the crash site coordinates until 23:00 (L)? Christ, even I knew that watching Tudjman on CNN before he did!? Consequently, the first Americans to reach the crash scene were dropped from helicopters at about 02:00 (L) on April 4 ­ more than 11 hours after the plane went missing.

Who and why wanted the Americans delayed arriving at the crash scene?

In the meantime, the U.S. ambassador (Peter Galbraith) hoofed it to within a hundred yards of the crash site, the evening of April 3, just to be told to come back the next day (supposedly because the weather was so bad).

Why did the Croats want to keep him away, too? To “protect” him (their friend) from the truth?

P.S.­2: By the way, as I am sure you know, “Thermit” or “Thermite,” as my above correspondent wrote, is an incendiary mixture of fine aluminum powder with a metallic oxide, such as iron or chromium, which, when ignited, generates intense heat.

Weird, isn’t it? The whole damn thing, I mean… including a comment by one of my government sources ­ that the chief of mechanics at the Dubrovnik airport (Niko Jerkic), who allegedly killed himself, “must have taken his suicide instructions from Vince Foster!”

Bob Dj.


Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1996 22:52:47 ­0400 (EDT)
Subject: associated press _____________________________________________________________________

Airport’s Navigations System Maintenance Chief Kills Himself

Associated Press Writer

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) _ The airport maintenance chief whose navigation system was guiding Commerce Secretary Ron Brown’s plane when it crashed has committed suicide, authorities said Sunday.

Niko Junic, 46, killed himself at his home Saturday, said police and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ray Shepherd, a spokesman for Brig. Gen. Charles Coolidge, who is investigating the accident.

U.S. and Croatian authorities declined to comment on any connection between the suicide and Wednesday’s crash, which killed Brown and all 34 others aboard. Croatia’s aviation inspector has said all navigational instruments at Dubrovnik’s Cilipi airport were operating normally when the T­43 hit a hilltop as it came in for a landing.

The suicide “doesn’t change our procedure,” Shepherd said. “The investigation will continue as planned.”

“There are a number of things we do, including checking the navigation system,” he said. “In fact, this guy would have been part of our investigation.”

Police refused to release any details of the suicide.

Tom Haueter, an investigator from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, said searchers have recovered a few of the plane’s instruments in “fairly good shape, and that will help.” But he added, “obviously, we’re constrained in that we don’t have a flight data recorder.”

The T­43, the military version of a Boeing 737, was en route from Tuzla in Bosnia. Brown’s delegation was looking into possibilities for U.S. business and investment in the war­ ravaged country.

Defense Secretary William Perry said Thursday that the plane may have had an instrument problems, but the cause of the crash is far from clear.

The plane was not outfitted with flight data and voice recorders, commonly known as black boxes.

Haueter said investigators do not yet have copies of radio tapes between the control tower and the plane because transcripts have to be verified by several people before they can be used.

The investigator said that Brown’s plane was not as badly destroyed as many of the crashed planes he had seen.

“This is not nearly as fragmented … the impact angles and speed are less than others I’ve seen,” he said.

AP­DS­04­07­96 2148 EDT ­­­

Here you go. Furthermore, this Dubrovnik witness (chief of mechanics) who “killed himself,” reportedly died of a shotgun wound to his chest. Can you imagine how long his arms must have been to have committed suicide that way?

There’s more, but this should give you a taste of what was happening back then. The question to which I do not remember the answer, and have no time to dig through my archives is, “why did Clinton want Brown dead?” If you remember it, let me know. Thank you.

Bob Dj.

Also see… The Ron Brown Plane Crash — Did CIA Hawks Assassinate Ron Brown?





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