On Monday, a whistleblower who assisted federal investigators in their investigation of Donald Trump’s ties to Deutsche Bank was discovered dead.

On Monday, Val Broeksmit, 46, was discovered dead on the Woodrow Wilson High School campus in the 4500 block of Multnomah Street.

According to Sgt Rudy Perez of the Los Angeles School Police Department, Broeksmit was pronounced dead at 7 a.m. by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

He went missing last year and was last seen on April 6, 2021, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His Twitter account stayed active even though he was physically missing. On April 5, he updated his profile photo.

Journalist Scott Stedman, who works for the Forensic News website, confirmed Broeksmit’s death in a tweet. He wrote: “My friend Val Broeksmit was found dead today. He was 46. He supplied me and other journalists with Deutsche Bank documents that highlighted the bank’s deep Russia connections. It is very sad. I don’t suspect foul play. Val struggled with drugs on and off.”

He added in another tweet that “I hadn’t talked to Val since January and before that many more months. I wish I had.”

The Los Angeles Times quoted Los Angeles Police Captain Kenneth Cabrera as adding that authorities did not suspect foul play.

Broeksmit gave over hundreds of documents to the FBI in 2019 as they were investigating relations between Deutsche Bank and the former president, which were left behind by his father Bill Broeksmit.

Mr Stedman also revisited the whistleblower’s past and wrote: “Val’s father took his own life in 2014 and it consumed Val in recent years. To see his life end so short is incredibly depressing.”

David Enrich, author of Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and an Epic Trail of Destruction, wrote: “Val was a longtime source of mine and the main character in my book. We had a complicated relationship, but this is just devastating to hear.”

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Val Broeksmit, 46, was found dead on the campus of an LA school on Monday
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Born in Ukraine and adopted by Bill Broeksmit, Val Broeksmit had a history of opioid abuse. Mr Stedman tweeted: “ I don’t suspect foul play.”

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