Kimberly Dvorak is the only mainstream media journalist who is known to be investigating and reporting on Michael Hastings' death. According to Dvorak, Hastings' body was cremated before it was sent home to his parents in Vermont, against the wishes of the family. So there is no possibility of obtaining independent evidence for such things like alcohol (he reportedly had not touched alcohol for five years), drugs, or bomb residue. Further, the LAPD has yet to release toxicology results or a cause of death. Dvorak reported that Hastings' wife has hired a private investigator to look into her husband's death.

In the YouTube video page of the above report, Dvorak wrote,

Despite the LAPD's categorization of the Hasting fatal accident as a "no (evidence of) foul play," LAPD continues to ignore FOIA (CPRA in Calif.) requests made by San Diego 6 News for the police report, 9/11 call, autopsy, bomb squad and toxicology reports, or make the Mercedes available for inspection which only fuels conjecture.

Finally, Kimberly Dvorak said in the video that she has received threats since her initial San Diego 6 News report on this story over a week ago.