Adam Rupeka and Jennifer Ogburn autopsies finished

Adam Rupeka and Jennifer Ogburn autopsies finished


Adam Rupeka and Jennifer Ogburn autopsies finished

TROY — “Sorry,” was written in lipstick on the hotel room where the bodies of Adam Rupeka, a local police critic, and his girlfriend were found, according to a press release issued by prosecutors in Tijuana, Mexico.

Police originally opened a murder investigation into the deaths of Rupeka, 36, and Jennifer Ogburn, 26, but that was dropped after autopsies were performed on the couple, according to the Attorney General’s Office for Baja California in Tijuana.

Rupeka and Ogburn fled to Mexico after they jumped bail on three misdemeanor sex abuse charges they each faced in Troy City Court. They had paid $5,000 apiece in bail at the Rensselaer County Jail where they were held briefly on March 26 following their arrests for misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, sexual abuse and forcible touching.

Rupeka had often talked about going underground and thought he was above the law, his wife had said in an interview. Rupeka had posted video on social media claiming he was targeted by police for exposing their misconduct.

Rupeka and Ogburn checked into the Hotel Nelson on Saturday, April 2, according to the release, which was provided to the Times Union by Zeta, a newspaper in Tijuana, which has covered the couple’s deaths. Previous reports said the hotel was the nearby Hotel Caesar’s.

At 9:46 p.m. Sunday, April 3, police were called to the hotel for the report of a dead person in Room 313 where they found Rupeka and Ogburn, according to the release issued Wednesday.

Rupeka was dead without any signs of violence and Ogburn was alive, the release said. She was taken to a local hospital where she died at 10:30 p.m.

The autopsies determined they had died from pulmonary thromboembolism, blood clots, in their lungs and that they had the drug Clonazepam in their systems, the release said. Clonazepam is a used to treat panic disorders and anxiety, according to the online Physicians Desk Reference.

Police found two baggies with residues of a substance, an open bottle of liquor and a container of orange juice, the statement said. On a dressing table mirror written in lipstick was “”TAKE OUT IDS+ MONEY GET RID OF BODYS NO ONE KNO(W)S WE EVER IN MEXICO SORRY,” the release said.

Rupeka and Ogburn were identified by their New York State drivers licenses and New York State Benefit Identification Cards. The U.S. Department of State confirmed the couple’s deaths Wednesday.

Source: Times Union
Adam Rupeka and Jennifer Ogburn autopsies finished

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