The family of a British commodities trader who died while partying in Las Vegas will accept $350,000 to end a federal lawsuit stemming from the disappearance of the man’s internal organs after an autopsy and before his body was returned to London, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Relatives of Richard Boorman will take $50,000 that Clark County commissioners agreed to offer on Tuesday and a pending $300,000 insurance settlement from the funeral home that handled Boorman’s remains.
However, family members don’t think they got satisfactory answers about what became of Boorman’s heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and brain in 2005, attorney Jonathan Charles Capp said.
“It’s a done deal,” Capp said. “But we’re really none the wiser. It looks like we’ll never know what happened to the organs of Richard Boorman.”
County officials told commissioners they don’t believe the county was at fault. They blamed the Nevada Funeral Home, a company that court records say is now out of business with an owner who filed for personal bankruptcy.