A Key West man who told his partner, “If Barack gets re-elected, I’m not going to be around” was found dead in his home on November 8, two days after the president won a second term.
A will with the words “Do not revive! F*** Obama!” scrawled across it and two empty prescription bottles were found nearby.
Sixty-four-year-old Henry Hamilton was “very upset about the election results” his partner, Michael Cossey, told police.
Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the cause of death is awaiting autopsy results from the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office. Crean said, “There’s absolutely no evidence of foul play.”
Police Officer Anna Dykes said Cossey returned to the South Roosevelt Boulevard condo he shared with Hamilton after a night of playing cards with friends. He fell asleep on the couch around 6 am.
A friend of Hamilton had been worried about him and had a standing request to police to perform “welfare checks” to make sure he was OK. Officer Pablo Rodriguez did as asked and went into the condo. He woke up Cossey and discovered Hamilton’s body with the note in the bedroom.
Dykes said a bottle of Xanax and a bottle of Seroquel — prescriptions used to treat anxiety and schizophrenia respectively — were also found near the body.
Cossey said Hamilton had also been stressed about his business. Hamilton owned Tropical Tan off of Duval Street, but the salon had recently closed. Cossey said the last time he and Hamilton spoke was when they watched the election results on November 6.