Whitney Houston’s final autopsy report released

    The final corner’s report on Whitney Houston’s death has  revealed shocking new details.

    According to the Los Angeles County Corner’s office, Whitney was found face-down in the bathtub where she died. She may have been submerged for more than 30 minutes by the time anyone found her.

    Experts believe that the singer, who had blood dripping from her nose, had blacked out before she sank. The water was so hot that it actually burned her skin.

    The 42-page report also states that drug paraphernalia was found in the bathroom with Whitney. Investigators found a "small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled-up piece of white paper" in the room where the diva died. It’s believed that the substance found in the spoon was cocaine.

    "Some people use a spoon for cocaine administration," one official working on Whitney case stated. "These days it’s likely around for meth, which was not found at the scene, according to the investigator, so, likely used as inhalation tool."

    Coroners believe that Whitney died of a mix of illegal substances, prescription pills and alcohol. A toxicology test found cocaine in her system at the time of her death, and blood tests show that she had smoked marijuana within the two weeks before she passed away.

    Although 12 different medications, including Xanax and a muscle relaxant called Flexeril, were found in her room, forensic expert Bruce Goldberg said there was only a mild level of the medications in her system. He also said that Xanax did not contribute to her death.

    The toxicology report said, however, that Whitney was "acutely intoxicated from cocaine." She was pegged as a "repeated cocaine user" in the report.

    Aside from that, an open bottle of champagne and an open beer bottle were found in her room.

    There was water in Whitney’s lungs when she died, and her heart showed sign of strain.  There was no sign of her having had a heart attack.




    —Sonya Eskridge




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