Clinton researcher Victor Thorn found at top of mountain near his home, an apparent victim of gunshot wound --Prominent AFP Clinton Researcher Found Dead | 01 Aug 2016 | Prolific author, American Free Press writer and seasoned Clinton researcher Victor Thorn was found at the top of a mountain near his home, the apparent victim of a gunshot wound. Family and some close friends contend Thorn took his own life on his birthday, August 1. Thorn would have been 54. At the peak of his writing career, the author of some 20 books and 30 chapbooks, Thorn had reported for this newspaper for over a decade, writing thousands of articles on myriad subjects from conspiracy to health-related topics. Best known for his investigate research on the Clintons, Thorn wrote the Clinton trilogy--three definitive works that delved into the history of the power couple.