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John Taylor Skilling Dead: Jeff Skilling's Son's Body Found In Apartment


02/ 3/11 05:31 PM ET   AP

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A son of former Enron President Jeff Skilling has been found dead in his Southern California apartment.

Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says 20-year-old John Taylor Skilling was found dead Tuesday after he failed to meet friends for a dinner and they called police.

Jeff Skilling's attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, confirmed to CNBC that the young man was his client's son. Petrocelli did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press.

Bertagna said Thursday that bottles of medication were found near Skilling, who had been distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend.

Authorities are awaiting a toxicology report to determine the cause of death. That could take four to six weeks.

Skilling was studying at Chapman University in Orange.

His father is serving a 24-year sentence in federal prison for fraud, insider trading and conspiracy.

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