Official 911 call log reporting drowning of Obama’s private chef left BLANK, and other fishy ‘facts’ …

The mysterious case of the paddleboarding death of former President Barack Obama’s private chef, Tafari Campbell, took a curious turn after it was revealed that the Edgartown Police Department left the reason for the 911 call reporting the drowning blank in the official logs.

Campbell, 45, was paddleboarding with a companion on Sunday night on Great Edgartown Pond when he allegedly fell in and, according to a 911 call made at 7:46 p.m., was unable to resurface, reports.

“That call is noted in Edgartown Police Department’s logs, but the reason behind it is left noticeably blank,” the outlet states. “The reason for every other call for that night is given.”

Authorities have refused to name the second paddleboarder, and, to make matters more suspicious, Massachusetts State Police say the first call came from the Obamas’ Turkeyland Cove estate, but Edgartown Police list it as coming from Wilson’s Landing, a paddleboard launch site roughly two miles away.

Though Barack and Michelle Obama were reportedly out of the house at the time of the drowning, it is unclear whether their children, Sasha and Malia, who were also in town, were home.

What is known, courtesy of dispatch calls made by emergency services on Martha’s Vineyard, is that the original 911 call was placed by a female.

“We met with the reporting party, she is on a boat with two individuals and they’re going back and forth as well,” one of the rescuers reported at 8:23 p.m.

It is unclear if the female who made the call is the same person who was paddleboarding with Campbell, but the caller has not been identified.

As BizPac Review reported, a deep dive into Campbell’s Instagram account showed that he had become a proficient swimmer.

His body was found after an extensive search “100ft from shore in around 8ft of water,” according to, which adds, “Since then, Massachusetts State Police have concluded that his death is not suspicious.”

Toxicology results are still pending, but no signs of external trauma injuries were seen when his body was pulled from the water.

“Tafari was a beloved part of our family,” the Obamas wrote in a statement to the media. “When we first met him, he was a talented sous chef at the White House — creative and passionate about food, and its ability to bring people together. In the years that followed, we got to know him as a warm, fun, extraordinarily kind person who made all of our lives a little brighter.”

“That’s why, when we were getting ready to leave the White House, we asked Tafari to stay with us, and he generously agreed,” they continued. “He’s been part of our lives ever since, and our hearts are broken that he’s gone.”

On X, people are calling for more details.

“These people do stuff like this all the time and then wonder why we’re all a bunch of ‘conspiracy theorists,'” wrote one user. “Maybe if you’d tell us the truth once in a while we wouldn’t have to come up with these grandeur soap opera ideals of ‘who done it.'”


Melissa Fine


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