Burlington Free Press 
June 21, 2013
The FBI is denying reports that journalist and Vermonter Michael Hastings, who was killed in a single-vehicle car wreck Tuesday in Los Angeles, was the subject of a bureau inquiry.
“At no time was journalist Michael Hastings ever under investigation by the FBI,” L.A. Field Office spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told the Burlington Free Press on Thursday.
In other developments Thursday in the death of Hastings, 33, a prominent war correspondent and a 1998 graduate of Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vt.:
- -The L.A. Police Department said detectives have concluded no foul play was involved in the crash.
- -The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner said it has positively identified Hastings as the victim, using his fingerprints.
- -Hastings’ family, in an obituary appearing Friday in the Burlington Free Press, said a celebration of his life is set for Sunday in Milton “where his family will greet friends,” and a prayer service and reception will follow.