Maybe we were all too quick to point at drugs, considering so many have lost their lives to substance abuse recently!
The Los Angeles County Coroner is now going into detail about Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes' untimely passing.
In a new statement, Lieutenant Fred Corralis is revealing that although drugs (both prescription and non) were found on the scene, they're moving forward and investigating the case as an apparent suicide - despite reports of an OD:
"Nancy Motes was found dead at a residence in the bathroom yesterday, pronounced dead by the LA Fire Department at 2:12 PM yesterday. Not sure whose residence it was. She was found in a bathtub that had water in it. We're taking it as a suicide, not a drowning. She's being examined today. We are waiting for the doctor to provide his findings."
He continued, explaining vague details about the place of death:
"There were prescription and non-prescription drugs found at the scene. Cannot tell you what those drugs were. The role the drugs may or may not have played is not yet known. The investigator at the scene listed at this point that he is going with suicide and we are waiting for the doctor to finish the examination. We haven't gotten anything yet."
Hopefully they'll be able to figure out if/why the engaged production assistant took her own life.
Such a sad story!
[Image via Twitter/Ramey Pix.]
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