On January 12, 2015 co-founder of Ultra Music Festival, Alex Omes was found dead in his bed, just days before the trial for his lawsuit against the festival was due to take place. Police found cocaine on site and it was assumed that the drug had something to do with his death, that is until the autopsy report revealed more possibilities.
Medical examiners conducted a toxicology report which found amphetamines, ketamine, cocaine, and traces GHB in Omes' system.
An official cause of death has not been reported at the time of publication
Omes' brother Carlos has stated in the past that the sudden death of Alex was suspicious, especially with the trial looming. "Foul play has not been ruled out," said Carlos. "It seems just too much of a coincidence that he didn't even make it to the first day in court."
The trial did end up concluding in favor of Ultra and Carlos is looking to appeal the decision. Also, homicide detectives arrived at the scene where Alex was found, but could not find any reason to investigate further. "It's not a homicide; it's considered an unclassified death. No homicide investigation was performed," said Miami Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden.
Ultra is set to take place in Miami, March 18-20.
[via: Miami New Times]