SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The son of former Enron executive Jeff Skilling was found dead in his Southern California apartment of a possible prescription drug overdose, police said.
Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police said there was no evidence of foul play in John "J.T." Skilling's apartment, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police who found the body Tuesday discovered prescription bottles nearby.
The cause of death will not be known until toxicology tests are completed, a process that could take four to six weeks, Bertagna said.
Skilling, a student at Chapman University, a school affiliated with the Disciples of Christ in Orange, had arranged to meet two friends for dinner Tuesday. They became concerned when he did not show up and later told police he had recently broken up with a girlfriend.
Jeff Skilling, president of Enron Corp. when it collapsed, was convicted of federal fraud charges in 2006 and sentenced to more than 24 years in prison. His lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, said he is talking to the Bureau of Prisons about allowing him to attend his son's funeral.
Petrocelli described the son as a "good kid, a real good kid."
"His dad is devastated, distraught and heartbroken," Petrocelli said.