Two months after Bobbi Kristina Brown’s untimely death, medical examiners have finally found out how the daughter of former power couple Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston died, although the findings are currently being withheld from public knowledge.
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According to a statement posted on the medical examiner’s website, the Fulton County District Attorney and Roswell Police Department have been informed of the recent findings, but a court order released on Friday, prohibits the medical examiners from disclosing details of the autopsy report to the public.
“The Fulton County Medical Examiner has classified the cause and manner of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death based on information available as of September 25, 2015,” the statement said. “However, a Fulton County Superior Court Order dated September 25, 2015 has received a Sealing the Autopsy Report and ordering the Medical Examiner to not release any further information to the public. The Fulton County District Attorney and Roswell Police Department have been informed of the Medical Examiner’s findings.”
“We’re not revealing any information, unfortunately,” the Fulton County Medical Examiner Office told People.
Two months ago, an initial autopsy was done, but it did not reveal the cause of Bobbi Kristina’s death. The initial autopsy report released right after her death did “not show an obvious underlying cause of death and no significant injuries were noted.” The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office also revealed that the 22-year-old had no previously unknown medical conditions that could have led to her demise.
Even though the results back then provided little information about her death, the medical examiners promised to push through the investigations. “We do not plan to complete the death certificate or determine a cause and manner of death until all test results are completed and all investigative, medical, and other documentary records are received and thoroughly reviewed,” the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a press release back in July.
Bobbi Kristina died on July 26 after being placed in a medically induced coma for six months. She was found face-down in a bath tub full of water and unconscious in the Atlanta home she shared with her longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon. Her mother, legendary singer Whitney Houston, also died in a similar manner three years ago. Authorities declared Houston died of drowning after she was found face-down in a bathtub.
Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Leolah Brown, firmly believes that her niece’s death was not a suicide. She said in an interview that there may be “people” behind her death. Leolah also pointed out that Gordon is guilty of foul play.
Earlier this year, Bobbi Kristina’s court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, filed a $10 million lawsuit against Gordon. The lawsuit claims Whitney Houston’s daughter was given a toxic cocktail after a night of alcohol and cocaine “and then put her face-down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage.”
Gordon was never arrested nor charged of any criminal case despite the accusations thrown at him, although police considered him a “person of interest.” He and his lawyers countered the lawsuit saying it was “slanderous” and “without merit.”
Authorities are still collecting pertinent evidence for the case and the ongoing investigation could eventually lead to a homicide prosecution. This may be the reason the results of Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy are being kept secret for the time being. This will also prevent “persons of interest” from committing unnecessary actions that will impede the progress and resolution of the case.
Speaking for the first time after his daughter’s death, Bobby Brown said he is creating a “center for victims of domestic violence in Bobbi Kristina’s memory.”
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