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Ex-Enron president not allowed to leave prison for son's funeral

February 9, 2011 |  7:08 am


Former Enron president Jeff Skilling was denied a bid to attend the funeral of his son, who was found dead in Santa Ana last week.

Police found John Taylor "J.T." Skilling, a student at Chapman University, at his apartment after he didn’t show up for dinner with two friends, police said.

Police discovered prescription medicine bottles near the 20-year-old’s body, and friends said he was upset over a recent breakup with a girlfriend.

The body was taken to the Orange County coroner’s office.

The cause of death has not been listed pending toxicology results that will be available in four to six weeks.

CNBC reported that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons denied the request for Jeff Skilling to attend his son's funeral, which occurred Monday. The station quoted his attorney as saying officials did not give a reason.


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 Photo: Jeff Skilling. Credit: Associated Press