Inside River Run
Police investiate death of Gordon Cripps
Death of the FrijoLoco Director may have been a homicide
By Carrlotta Vappe
The death of Gordon Cripps, IT Director at the corporate headquarters of FrijoLoco, whose body was discovered in the bathtub of his Woodlands home a week ago, is now believed to have been caused by drowning, according to the newly released autopsy report.
“Nothing indicates that the death of Mr. Cripps was accidental,” said Herman Gonzales, Captain of homicide investigations. “The autopsy showed nothing that could have incapacitated him prior to drowning—heart attack, for example, or passing out, or falling and hitting his head. We also know that Mr. Cripps was highly averse to bathing and had associations with people known to be involved with criminal activity.”
Hector Gonzales, who lives next door to Cripps’s house in the upscale community of The Woodlands, confirmed that Cripps seldom, if ever, bathed. Cripps believed that it was a question of living as nature intended, with a certain type of “good” bacteria covering his body and protecting it from disease-causing “bad” bacteria. “I could barely stand next to him for more than a minute,” Gonzales said. “He was one weird dude.”
Cripps had been much in the news over the last several months over the allegations that FrijoLoco was involved in the manufacturing of illegal narcotics and money laundering in collusion with the Sinaloa drug cartel.