The folks at the Whigham Funeral Home in New Jersey who were in charge of Whitney Houston’s body say they know, and have an employee who saw the person take the picture. The person they’re pointing the finger at is Raffles van Exel. Van Exel, who has aliases of Raffles Benson and Raffles Dawson, was at both private viewings of Whitney’s casket held at the Whigham Funeral Home.
Even though he’s not a member of the Houston family, he traveled with them on the private plane from Los Angeles to New Jersey. He was the only non family member who accompanied Whitney’s sister in law/manager and newly appointed executor Pat Houston in her car to Whitney’s memorial and funeral and to the viewings. According to one source, he even had his own bodyguard with him, which was more than a little unusual. A source from Whigham’s says when the picture appeared on the cover of the Enquirer, they told the Houstons of their suspicions. “They didn’t do anything ab0ut it,” says a source. “They’re protecting him. How come they haven’t gotten him out of their circle?”