According to the Hartford Courant, the death of ALL THAT REMAINS guitarist Oliver "Oli" Herbert remains unsolved, more than six months after he was found dead at the edge of the pond on his Stafford Springs, Connecticut property. He was reported missing by his wife about 3 p.m. on October 16, and his body was found by police face down at the edge of the pond where the water was only a few inches deep.
Attorney Anthony Spinella, who is representing Elizabeth Herbert, previously said that his client initially cooperated with the state police after her husband's death, allowing them to search the couple's home and giving them an interview. But he said he has now informed police that any further requests should come through him.
Last week, a judge dismissed the foreclosure case involving the Herberts' home, leaving the property under control of Oli's wife.
The Herberts purchased the home in 2013 for $135,000, according to town records. It is appraised at about $200,000, the records show.
The Connecticut State Police Eastern District Crime Squad is investigating Herbert's death, which is being treated as suspicious. They are looking at the will he signed a week before his death as well as a life insurance policy mentioned in the will.
The will names Elizabeth Herbert as executor and sole benefactor. It says that Oliver Herbert's sister, Cynthia Herbert, should not become executor or receive anything from his estate. The will also states that Elizabeth Herbert should get all "property as well as any current or future earnings."
ALL THAT REMAINS singer Phil Labonte recently called Elizabeth Herbert a "garbage human being" who was "never allowed" to join the band on tour. "She would come to the local shows, because we couldn't stop her from showing up," he explained. "[But] she wasn't allowed because she's a garbage human being."
According to the singer, he tried unsuccessfully to convince Oli to get a divorce for a long time. "I can't tell you exactly why he wouldn't do it or what the circumstances [were] surrounding his resistance," he said. "I don't know. But I can say that I personally talked to him multiple times and said, 'Look, if you need a place to stay, I've got plenty of room. Come to my house."
Asked if he had an opinion on how Oli died, the singer responded: "I do have an opinion on it, but I'm not gonna say. There is an ongoing investigation by the Connecticut state police."
Some fans have espoused various theories surrounding Oli's death and a Facebook page, Justice For Oli Herbert, has more than 12,000 followers.
Herbert began playing guitar at 14. He co-founded ALL THAT REMAINS with Labonte in 1998.
The surviving members of ALL THAT REMAINS — Labonte, Mike Martin (guitar), Jason Costa (drums) and Aaron Patrick (bass, backing vocals) — have recruited guitar virtuoso and YouTube personality Jason Richardson (ALL SHALL PERISH, CHELSEA GRIN, BORN OF OSIRIS) to replace Herbert.