All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Expresses Frustration with Lack of Progress in Oli Herbert’s Death Investigation
Things have been quiet of late, at least publicly, in the police investigation looking into the death of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert. Oli’s former bandmate, Phil Labonte, has now gone as record to express frustration over the lack of progress in that investigation.
In October of 2018, Herbert, age 44, was found dead in a pond near his home in Connecticut. His widow, Elizabeth, initially said Herbert had drowned, and claimed a toxicology report showed that “Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression,” thereby implying that Herbert had suffered a fatal accident while intoxicated. Police, however, deemed Herbert’s death “suspicious” and launched an investigation. It was eventually revealed that Oli, without consulting legal representation, made out a new will leaving Elizabeth everything just a week before his death. That investigation is still allegedly ongoing, with the most recent update coming in October.
Labonte took to Twitter this afternoon to vent his frustration, citing comparatively swift action in the murder case of Jennifer Dulos, for which arrests have been made despite the murder having been carried out in May of this year:
“CT state police arrested Jen Dulos estranged husband and charged him with murder. They have not found a body.”
“There’s been no arrest in the Oli Herbert case even though his body was in the pond behind his house and there was ONE person there when it happened. #JusticeForOli“
The #JusticeForOli hashtag references a popular Facebook page of the same name, the members of which purchased a billboard near the late All That Remains guitarist’s home in Stafford Springs, CT in November.
Former Chelsea Grin and Born of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson has since taken Herbert’s place as guitarist in All That Remains.
[via The PRP]