A Bystander's "theory" Hey, I just linked over from the Hollywood gossip sites and started here with that video of the family in Paris. Have read lots of threads and see lots of theories going around, but it turns out this newbie is even more suspicious than you guys are. That the kid was autistic is clear to me; that the parents will go to any lengths to conceal that fact is also quite clear. Here's a working theory: The Travoltas would not be able to hide Jett's autism for much longer. He was almost an adult afterall. The Scientology people have "purification" rituals that are presumably dangerous. Maybe they took him to the Bahamas(where they basically have the gov.t in their back pocket), did some mad, crazy desperate all out effort to "purify" this kid of his demon, and something A) either went wrong or B) his death was an accepted consequence to the failure of the attempt to cure him. Maybe they even thought they were doing him a favor. who knows? The rest is coverup.