Autopsy Shows Prominent Anti-Vaccination Activist On South Coast Died From Natural Causes

Feb 18, 2021

Santa Barbara County officials say an autopsy shows that that death of a prominent anti-vaccination activist was from natural causes.

Brandy Vaughan was found dead in her East Sola Street home December 7th.  At the time, Santa Barbara Police said there were no signs of foul play, or anything suspicious to warrant further investigation.

But, because she wasn’t under the care of a doctor, a full review of her medical records, a toxicology screening, and an autopsy were done.

The Santa Barbara County Coroner’s office reports Vaughan died from a bilateral pulmonary thromboembolism, which is usually when a blood clot travels into the lungs.

Because of her anti-vaccination activism, the 44-year-old woman had followers around the world.