Timeline, Exact Cause of Jett Travolta's Death Unclear

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According to reports, there's a conflict between the Bahamas PD and John Travolta's camp regarding the time line of Jett Travolta's tragic death.

People who are with John are bristling at the suggestion Jett Travolta might have been left unattended for more than 10 hours, but this morning cops say they are sticking to their story, which they believe indicates as much.

Jett Travolta suffered from seizures in the past and had taken anti-seizure medicine which the Travoltas say did not work, so it was stopped.

As for the timeline, Jett, his family and his two nannies had been boating on January 1. They returned to their townhouse at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel at around 6 p.m.

Jett was tired, and went into his bedroom to sleep.

Nanny Jeff Kathrein watched TV in the adjoining room. The other nanny, Eli, returned to the family's townhouse at around 11:30 p.m.

Both Jeff and Eli turned in at around that time. After Jeff got up, he went into the bathroom and discovered Jett Travolta laying on the floor.

As for when Jett was last seen, cops say it was the at around 11:30 p.m. the night of January 1, when he went to use the bathroom.

Michael McDermott, John Travolta's lawyer and close friend, says that Eli or Jeff may have gone into that bathroom during the middle of the night, and therefore, the time frame therefore have likely been compressed.

McDermott also told celebrity news site TMZ that when Jeff and John Travolta administered CPR there may have been signs of life - as in there may have been some respiratory function - although that is not confirmed.

According to the Travoltas' camp, Jett Travolta's fatal injury was the result of hitting his head on the bathtub, toilet seat, or both.

Jett's disabilities included the inability to communicate well, in addition to some physical disabilities. As a result, there was a baby monitor in the 16-year-old's room as well as a chime on the bathroom door.

It's unclear if the two nannies slept through any signs of movement. The townhouse is relatively small - around 1,000 square feet - and the nannies and Jett were all on the bottom floor.

McDermott said it was not unusual for Jett to sleep 12, even 16 hours a day, so Jett not being present is not unusual.

As for cause of death, the coroner will presumably determine that tomorrow.

As for the devastated parents of Jett, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, McDermott reports that "they stopped crying long enough last night to try to write a press statement, which they haven't finished."

A number of celebrities, including Tom Cruise, have called Travolta and Preston offering condolences.


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My deepest condolences go out to the Travoltes family, nothing is more devastating than losing a child. As for the media blaming nannies or family members the media needs to get a life. If you retire at midnight their's not much chance your going to wake up before morning. You idiot's in the media recognize it for what it was, a terrible tragedy. Leave the family alone, Im sure they have enough to deal with. Sell something else.


I'm reading that his son is suspected to have autism - which is not recognized as a true disorder by Scientology. Scientology refuses to treat seizures with proper medication. Is this true? I read that John's bro has done a documentary on Autism and that this bro tried to get John to help the boy: http://latimesblogs.latimes.co...
The kid seen here def has some neirological issue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...


Am so sorry about your son john travolta that he could it calibrate 2009 newyear with you & with the famliy it veary sad that you lost your son.


This is all so sad. My sympathy to John and Kelly.


Jett Travolta Biography

Jett Travolta was the son of actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston. Jett died tragically on January 2, 2009, at the age of 16.... More »
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