On the night of March 1, 2020, Jaxon went to a high-rise apartment in an affluent area of San Francisco for a blind date. The family had texted him at 11pm to check if he was coming home that night and Jaxon said he would.
Jaxon never came home from that date and every parent’s nightmare became a reality.
Jaxon’s family was told to wait for the police and medical examiner’s reports to get any information. Those reports were finally sent to us months later after repeated follow-up.
It was revealed that Jaxon was found naked and dead in the bed of a 41-year-old white male whom Jaxon did not know.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner conducted the autopsy and, without any substantive investigation, declared Jaxon’s death an accidental drug overdose. The drug that killed Jaxon was GHB, Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid, also commonly known and used as the date rape drug.
The Assistant Medical Examiner justified the lack of investigation by saying only, “the gay community uses GHB.” Yet the SFPD report, such as it is, raises only more questions.
Though, the Medical Examiner’s provided a statement saying that no investigation is needed as “the gay community uses GHB” and it is assumed to be discriminatory statement based on Jaxon’s sexual orientation. Because of Jaxon’s sexual orientation, the family believes that both the SFPD and the SF OCME would have fully investigated the circumstances of Jaxon’s death had he been a heterosexual.
Over the last several months, the family had asked San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Captain Timothy Falvey and David Serrano-Sewell at the SF Office of the Medical Examiner (SF OCME) to investigate:
What was the time, amount and consent to Jaxon taking a lethal dose of GHB?
Why was no one questioned about possessing those drugs?
Why was the person who brought Jaxon to the apartment never questioned?
A recent prior overdose in that apartment raises a huge red flag. Why hasn’t that overdose victim been questioned?
What is the connection between the owner of that phone number and the 41-year-old white male who was with Jaxon when he died?
Both SFPD Captain Timothy Falvey and David Serrano-Sewell have refused multiple requests to investigate these concerns but the family continues to ask for a thorough investigation to get to the truth about what happened to Jaxon Sales.
“We are seeking your help to demand that these agencies reopen Jaxon’s case and investigate what happened to him the night he died. We sincerely appreciate your support.” as said by Jaxon’s parents, Angie Aquino-Sales and Jim Sales.
Learn more at @justiceforjaxonsales #JusticeForJaxonSales #JaxonSales
Sign the petition at: change.org/justiceforjaxonsales
Learn more at #LaurenSmithFields or #JusticeForLaurenSmithFields