Police close probe into Whitney Houston death
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The police probe that was launched after Whitney Houston’s Feb. 11 death in a Beverly Hills hotel found no evidence of foul play and the investigation was closed. AFP photo
The Beverly Hills Police Department said April 11 it has closed its investigation into the death of Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston, concluding there was no sign of foul play.
“Based on the findings of our investigation and our review of the coroner’s report, we have determined that this is not a criminal matter,” said spokesman Mark Rosen. “The BHPD investigation has been officially closed.”
The police probe, launched after Houston’s Feb. 11 death in a Beverly Hills hotel, “found no evidence of foul play,” he added in a statement.
Houston was found dead in her hotel room bathtub on the eve of the music industry’s annual Grammy Awards show. Coroners concluded she died by accidental drowning, with cocaine use and heart disease as contributing factors.
alcohol before drowning face
down in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
Various bottles were found in the hotel room in all some 12 medications prescribed by five different doctors, including anxiety treatment Xanax and the potent corticosteroid Prednisone, the report said.