The details of Whitney Houston’s death have been released in the autopsy report.
Houston’s assistant had left Whitney alone while she ran an errand at Neiman Marcus. She returned at around 3:35 p.m. on Saturday February 11 to find the singer lying face down in the bathtub in approximately 13-inches of scalding hot water.
Whitney was pulled out of the tub by her assistant and a bodyguard.
Police arrived to find bottles of prescription medication, an ashtray that contained cigarette butts and “a small spoon with a white crystal like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper”, the report states.
The report also said there was a “white powdery substance” on the counter and a portable mirror.
There was an open bottle of champagne in the bedroom, as well as a dozen prescription bottles, including three empty bottles of Xanax, Prednisone (anti-inflammatory medication) and some antibiotics.
Kristy McCracken of the Beverly Hills Police Department wrote in her final report that she believed Whitney “possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol.”
McCracken also noted a “bloody purge” coming out of Houston’s nose, as well as minor abrasions on her face, arms and legs. McCracken also noted a possible old needle puncture wound on Houston’s inner left elbow.
The toxicology report showed traces of cocaine, Benadril, the muscle relaxer Flexeril, marijuana, Xanax, cocaethylene (produced when cocaine mixes with alcohol) and benzoylecgonin (a primary metabolite of cocaine) in Houston’s system.
Her overall body was clinically described as “well built, muscular and fairly well nourished.”
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