This debrief document is written by an unnamed Scientologist, who
allegedly was working on an internal Scientology investigation into
the death of Lisa McPherson.
It consists of a summary of the participation of 10 different people
in Lisa McPherson's babywatch. I have deduced from the Heather Hoff
section was she the "babywatcher" for the last three days of Lisa's
The document is not dated, but I believe the statements contained
within show that it was compiled on Dec 5th, the same day as the
explicitly dated Minkoff telephone debrief document.
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================================================================== Heather Hoff - Starter staying with Lisa 1 week ago wednesday. She started at 400PM and was on flat out 'till 1:30pm on thursday. While Heather was with her Lisa was not vilent, she tried to trip heather a couple of times but no other real aggression. She ate some food and took some vitamins at the time. She was very active at the time and was moving around the room a lot. Heather was then off and the next day While the the Dir RAP and Dir I & R were with her Lisa became very violent. Heather was called back over as Lisa had not been violent when she was there. Once Heather arrived the Dentist was there and got 0 - 12 asprin down her throat. Also possibly got her to take benadril (a sleeping pill) Heather was then off until 3 days ago when she was put back on. Once she returned to the room she found that Lisa was pale, weak and slept more. Per heather Lisa has not been active in the last 3 days. During the last 2 days Heather attempted to give her food. sometimes she would eat and sometimes she would just spit it out. Per Heather she also had a lot of bruises on her legs, feet, arms, etc from kicking things hitting the walls etc. Today, most of the day Lisa was in bed to saying anything or not moving, she was breathing. She was given a bath. heather left to go to dinner when Laura arrived. Laura said Lisa looked sick and should go to the doctors. Rita Edwards (Boykin) Rita was first on the watch Sunday/Monday 26 and 27th of November. At that time Lisa was extremely agitated and active. She was combative with the other girls staying with her and would ramble on about things, occasionally threatanlng to attack them. Rita was then off for a few days, and then came back onto it last Thursday, 30 Nov. At that time she noticed that Lisa was not walking around much and sat on the bed quite a bit. She reported that she was weak and not eating much at all. Couple of days ago she seemed to be doing better. However the last 24 hours a has noticeably dropped wieght. Last 24 hours Lisa had a swollen jaw on the left side of the face and when attempting to feed her complained about paid in the throat. Rita did administer magnesium shots to Lisa including today. FSO 00740 [ PAGE BREAK - END PAGE 1 - BEGIN PAGE 2 } -2- Lesly Woodcraft- Was with Lisa for 1 night, two weeks ago on 24 November. She said that Lisa was extremely aggitated and moved around the room a lot. She got aggitated a couple of times while Lesly was there and slapped Janis Johnson several times through out the night. She did not sleep that night. She was very non-coherent and would chatter continuously while she was there. She also spent a lot of time in the bathroom turning the water on and off and banging the shower hose around. She then got herself drenched and sprayed water all over the room. Floor got wet. At this point once Joan arrived Lesly went out to get dry clothes for Lisa. Joan Stevens - She was also with Lisa for one day the same day and came in to replace Lesly. When she got there, Lisa was. awake and agitated, she became more agitated and became violent towards Joan, Poking her in the eye and attempting to do it several times. She then attacked Joan with a potted plant in the room, which they took away from her. She then started to hit at things in the room and broke a lamp hanging from the ceiling. There was then glass all over the floor. She then became more and more violent and broke more glass in the bathroom. She then went and got back on her bed and then jumped off landed on the wet floor and then hit her head on the floor. She then attempted to hit her head again on the floor which the watch prevented her from doing. At this point security was called in and she was gotten onto bar bed and the room was cleared, all towel bars, hair dryers, glasses etc were removed. The room was then cleaned up. Barbro Wenberg - Came in at the tail end of the above. She also was also with Lisa for one day. Nothing more happened once she was there other than Lisa being aggitated. Patrica Stracener - Was with Lisa for one.night I December from 10:00pm to 300 amWhen Patricia arrived Lisa was asleep. Patricia started to clean the room, Lisa then woke up and started to become aggitated came up and slapped Patty several times. Patty would push her arms back down to her side. She was very incoherent and rambling on. Lisa then got sick and vomited. Patty got scared so she called in security who said that it was fine. They cleaned it up. Per Patty Lisa was always moving around. Kenya Smyth - Was with Lisa for 2 nights, 24th of Nov. First night she arrived Lisa was very agitated and Kenya helped calm her down. FSO 00741 [ PAGE BREAK - END PAGE 2 - BEGIN PAGE 3 } -3- and then Lisa fell asleep. She then slept for 8 hours. The next night when Kenya arrived,, Lisa was babling on a lot and talking and was very agitated. She moved around the room a lot. Later Hiede Sesary arrived, another watch member, to replace Valerie Demange. She was not as good with Lisa so Kenya got Valerie back into the room. Valerie Damage - Was with Lisa for a few days within about 3 days of Lisa's arrival. Lisa was very aggitated at the time and moved around lot. Valraie was then off for a 2 days and then put back on, when she got back she noticed that Lisa looked very tired and had only been getting 3 - 5 hours of sleep per night. She was taking Vitamins and protein drink. Laura Arrunada - MLO Asst. Laura started with Lisa two weeks ago. Lisa at this time was very stirng and fighting all the time, walking, talking, cleaning the walls, sticking her hands in her mouth alot. There were 3 staff with Lisa. Lisa was with Silvia at first and later with Valerie and then with Rita. The first week she was still very strong and kicking and fighting. Lisa was eating at some times and other times was putting the food on the floor. She was eating bits at a time. The girls helped her to eat and drink and tried to help her keep eating by offering it to her. Laura was off for 5 days and then started again last Saturday. Lisa was less strong and sitting and walking more. She was sitting and laying on the floor, rolling around, walking and talking non-sequitor That day she got a magnesium shot and she slept and the next day she was better and not talking non- sequitor. She was only drinking protein shakes and not eating much solid foods. She was then two days looking better and was sleeping this week and talking to Laura at times in PT and watching her Then two days later - yesterday she was refusing the protein shake and when Laura arrived today she was looking bad, she was not moving her body. Laura took her to give her a shower. After the shower she was sleeping. Laura was watching her to see that her expiratory range was OK. Her respiratory range and pulse was OK. Laura told Janis that Lisa was not eating and maybe needed an IV. Janis came to see her and saw she was looking bad. Today her skin color changed to ivory color and looked septic. Janis called the SHR C/S Office and called to Dr Minkoff to get Ok to bring Lisa there to the hospital. Two days ago Lisa was helping to put her clothes on and then deteriorated in the last 24 hours very badly. IT was when Laura arrived today that she noticed her doing bad. FSO 00742 [ PAGE BREAK - END PAGE 3 - BEGIN PAGE 4 } -4- Lisa had been sleeping better for the last 3 nights so had not been given any chloral hydrate in the last 3 days. SHe was being given magnesium injections however. Janis Johnson - MLO LIsa arrived at the FH on 18 Nov, after being gotten out of Morton Plant. Suzanne Schuremberger stayed with her the first weekend. Lisa was agitated and got violent with Suzanne over the weekend. Janis also knows that Lisa got violent with other people who were staying with her (including Janis). People were staying with Lisa to make sure she did not hurt herself and that she ate and slept. Lisa thought Janis was a psych and would get very enturbulated and violent when Janis came to check on her, so Janis would just check with the people staying with Lisa how she was doing. Janis got Lisa herbs and chloral hydrate to help her sleep, which she was starting to do the last 3 days, until she got sick. Tonight, Janis was given a message when she got into the office at 7:OOPM that Laura needed her. She went to the cabana and saw that Lisa was septic and had bruises on her body which looked like they were from and infection and were not healing properly. Laura said she had looked like that when she first saw her today at 5PM. She ran and talked to Alain at that time and discussed with him what they could do. They both called Dr. Minkoff and told him that Lisa was septic and that she needed antibiotics. He said that be would have to see Lisa before giving her antibiotics and that they should bring bar to see him at New Port Richey hospital, but that he would only be there until 10. Janis went and got directions to the New Port Richey hospital from Emma and arranged for Paul Greenwood to come along to help. She went back to the cabana and helped Laura get Lisa ready to go. Lisa had had diarhea, so Janis helped Lisa change her. Janis noticed that Lisa had lost a lot of weight. Janis told Lisa they were taking bar to Dr. Minkoff. Lisa acted like she hurt everywhere, but was not hostile and acknowledged Janis in a friendly way. Paul and Laura lifted Lisa into Janis" van and sat in the back with her. Janis drove. It took 45 minutes to get to the hospital. At one point janis heard Lisa's breathing get fast and harsh for 10 - 15 seconds and then go back down. When they got to the hospital Janis opened the door to the van and saw Lisa. She thought that she still had some circulation from the way her skin looked. She got an orderly and nurse to come and get her. They put her in a wheelchair. Janis could see that Lisa's blood pressure was very low. Her skin still had color and she thought she saw Lisa breathing. Later, she was standing outside the emergency room where Dr. Minkoff was working on Lisa and saw the EKG screens which showed no signs of FSO 00743 [ PAGE BREAK - END PAGE 3 - BEGIN PAGE 4 } -5- Because of the way Lisa's skin looked, Janis thinks she had a severe infection like meningitis. Minkoff thought the same thing and is having a blood test done. Minkoff asked Janis why she hadn't brought Lisa in earlier and Janis said that Lisa had not looked this sick before today. The hospital staff wanted to know basic information about Lisa, social security number, address, etc but Janis had left in such a hurry she forgot Lisa's purse and did not know any of this data. This had to be called in for. Paul Greenwood: SSO Paul Greenwood was called tonight and told to go assist Janis Johnson take someone to the hospital who was sick. He went to the cabana, saw Lisa there with Laura A. Janis had gone to get the car. When he saw Lisa she was awake, but looked very sick and was breathing heavily. He asked Laura what they were going to do and she said they were going to take Lisa to the hospital. He and Laura tried to have Lisa walk between them, but she was too tick, so be carried her to the car. He sat in the back with Lisa and Laura and Janis drove. Paul did not know which hospital they were going to. It took about 45 minutes to get there. On the way to the hospital, Lisa's breathing became labored and then got fainter and fainter just before they arrived. When they got to the New Port Richey hospital Janis went in to get a doctor. An orderly took Lisa into the hospital in a wheelchair. That is the last he saw her. FSO 00744 ==================================================================
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 - Errors known to be in original documents Michael Reuss