Boeing Whistleblower John Barnett Died By Suicide, Left A Note: Police

John Barnett, the whistleblower who raised concerns about Boeing’s safety and production standards, has committed suicide, police said.

On March 9th, it was reported that a 62-year-old man was found dead inside a truck in South Carolina. CNN.

An initial investigation into his death was underway but has since been halted, the report added.

Barnett was scheduled to testify in a lawsuit alleging illegal retaliation by Boeing Co., the aerospace company.

However, when he failed to appear for a court deposition, officers conducted a welfare check and found his body in the driver’s seat of his truck. The report said a gunshot wound to the head indicates Barnett died by suicide.

People investigating the crime scene found a gun in Barnett’s right hand. Bullet residue was also found on his hands and a single shell casing was also found in the truck, the report said.

Further investigation revealed a shell casing in the truck and a suicide note on the passenger seat. These findings confirmed that Mr. Barnett’s death was a suicide.

a report “All findings were consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Charleston County Coroner said, and the coroner concluded that the cause of death was “best considered suicide.”

There was also reportedly a suicide note with his fingerprints on it. The memo read: sufficient. Damn Boeing. I found my purpose. I am at peace,” he told friends and family, adding, “I love you all.” new york post.

Police said he was alone and locked in the car when he was found. Hotel surveillance footage showed him leaving alone and reversing into the parking lot minutes later. No one was seen approaching or getting out of the truck until the horrifying discovery was made the next morning. An examination of his phone records also revealed no signs of unusual travel patterns or communications.

John Barnett worked for Boeing for more than 30 years, retiring in 2017 as a quality control engineer. he said: BBC In 2019, he expressed concern about Boeing’s rush to produce the 787 Dreamliner jet, believing it was putting safety at risk. Barnett then sued Boeing, alleging that Boeing spied on, retaliated against and harassed him.

Barnett’s lawyer said: “There was no indication that he was going to take his own life. No one can believe it.”