Prince Search Warrant Issued For Paisley Park Estate In Death Investigation
A search warrant has been issued for Prince’s Paisley Park estate.
A Minnesota judge signed off on the warrant on Thursday, exactly a week after the superstar was found dead in an elevator inside his home. While an autopsy was conducted last Friday, the results are still pending. As his cause of death remains undetermined for now, police are investigating the possibility that drugs played a role in his passing.
As Gossip Cop reported, Prince allegedly overdosed on Percocet just days before he died. It was then claimed on Wednesday that he was found in possession of prescription pills at the time of his death. Despite reports, though, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office has denied that the Drug Enforcement Administration is currently involved in the investigation.
Regardless, the search warrant is believed to be drug-related, with officials wanting to search the property to see what evidence there is, of any, related to possible prescriptions. While warrants are often public record, this one was sealed because “premature disclosure of the details provided in the search warrant and its accompanying documents may compromise this law enforcement investigation by causing the search or related searches to be unsuccessful.”
Prince’s rep has commented on any of the speculation, last releasing a statement on Saturday to confirm his body had been cremated and a private memorial was held in his honor. This week’s other major development entailed a judge ruling that the music icon had no will, and appointing Bremer Trust as the administrator of Prince’s financial estate. The bank will oversee any debts and divide the singer’s fortune among his heirs, which are his six brothers and sisters. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates as appropriate.