Bobbi Kristina Brown Death Triggers Homicide Investigation, Initial Autopsy Done — SEE STATEMENTS
As Gossip Cop reported, the Houston family announced in a statement on July 26 that Brown had passed away, surrounded by loved ones. The tragic turn came nearly six months after she was found face-down and unconscious in a bathtub in the home she shared with Gordon. Shortly after the incident, a criminal investigation was launched, and Brown was said to have had physical injuries when she was taken to the hospital, adding to suspicions of foul play.
After remaining in a coma for months, Brown was taken off life support and moved to a hospice in June. As Gossip Cop reported then, investigators were prepared to change their case into a murder investigation if and when Brown passed. The Fulton County District Attorney said in a statement at the time that because of “the new circumstances regarding the health of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest.”
Now, sadly, that has come to fruition. Gordon has never been named a formal suspect, and he has maintained that he had nothing to do with what happened with Brown, though reports have said they were fighting in the hours before the incident. An autopsy will now be conducted on Brown’s body, and may shed new light on what happened.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office says in a statement:
“The death of Bobbi Kristina Brown has been reported to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office in accordance with state death investigation laws requiring investigation of known or suspected nonnatural deaths. Because the events at her home leading to her death occurred in Fulton County (Roswell), her death has been reported to the Fulton County Medical Examiner for determination of the cause, manner, and circumstances of death. Despite the long interval between her being found unresponsive and her death, an autopsy will still be necessary to further evaluate possible causes of death or contributing factors.
The time which has elapsed between the initial event on January 31st and her resulting death will complicate reconstruction of the events surrounding her initial unresponsiveness. Interpretation of autopsy findings and other information will also be challenging. However, an autopsy could be helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of her unresponsiveness and eventual death.”
The full results of any testing is not expected to be known for weeks, and the pending investigation “into the circumstances preceding and surrounding the time of the original incident leading to her death” will prevent officials from commenting on any possible murder charges to be filed against Gordon. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Brown’s conservator filed a $10 million lawsuit against Gordon last month, alleging he stole money and abused her. He has yet to comment on Brown’s death. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.
UPDATE: In a second statement released Monday afternoon, the Fulton County Medical Examiner revealed the preliminary autopsy results.