Cherokee - You may not have said that JE performed CPR, but you did give the impression that CPR was not / unable to be performed. It was indeed, both while awaiting the ambulance and in transit to BMH.
On a separate note: it took so many to lift the coffin because the design of the coffin was extremely heavy.
Have spoken to JE in great detail a number of times about that fateful day:
JE denies ever stating the stories about "the tongue" and "the teeth." IMO, these are - as to be expected - morbid embellishment & hyperbole that come with the passage of time.
JE's initial reports that he found the body where done so as to protect a very young Ginger's reputation and shield her from the onslaught of the media microscope that was to follow. It was also done to "TCB" .............. by those who were accustomed to doing so. Ginger was initially told not say anything and leave out unsavory details. The differing stories all started, here ........ and mushroomed into the multiple accounts that we have all heard today.
Only four people saw EP on the floor before he was moved ---> in chronological order:
Alden > The Maid > Strada > Esposito. Alden has much to add to the story, the maid only glanced @ EP before summoning others, Strada never spoke officially about it, & Esposito was the first person to touch & actually move Elvis.
Everyone else (Vernon, Stanley, Hodge, Smith, and others) arrived much later. Some, like Geller, were never even physically present in the bathroom that day.
There are many misconceptions / false tales from August 16, 1977. All accounts have pieces of TRUTH within - influenced by the source's personality (and sometimes, agenda).
- Capt. "EL."