Thursday, April 5, 2012

Whitney Houston’s autopsy results released

Whitney Houston’s autopsy results were released by the Los Angeles coroner’s office on Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times reports the results described the singer submerged face-down in hot water in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel suite with a unidentified white powdery residue left in a spoon on the bathroom counter.

The report confirmed that the 48-year-old singer drowned in a bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. It concluded that Houston’s death was accidental.

A personal assistant found her dead in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the report said. The water was described as “extremely hot,” and the singer had scalding burns when she was examined. Houston was last seen alive by her personal assistant February 11 between 2:35 p.m. and 3 p.m., the report stated.

On a counter in the bathroom, investigators found an ashtray filled with cigarette butts and a “small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it, and a rolled-up piece of white paper.”

They also found prescription drug bottles on the counter and a small, plastic bag that had been ripped open. In a drawer, they found a portable mirror with more remnants of a white powdery substance. Coroner’s officials said they did not test the powder, saying that was a job for police. The Beverly Hills Police Department did not release any information about the substance on Wednesday.

Read more at the L.A. Times here.

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