Within the last hour we have obtained documents from the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office that sheds an even brighter light on the cause of death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. We previously reported that during the hours after BK was found unconscious in a tub of water in her Alpharetta, Georgia town home, there were people who were suspected of providing the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston drugs and perhaps that is the reason she was found face down in her bathroom. The medical examiner has ruled her cause of death to be the following:
“Due to: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, delayed effects
Due to: Immersion of face in water complicating mixed drug intoxication”
The autopsy alone could not reveal the underlying cause of death because of the long interval between Ms. Brown being found unresponsive in the bathtub and her eventual death. Thus, the underlying cause of death is based substantially on review of medical records, the results of toxicology tests, investigative records, and the fact that the autopsy did not show any other likely underlying cause of death or reason for Ms. Brown becoming unresponsive.
The drugs involved included marijuana, alcohol (ethanol), benzoylecgonine (a cocaine-related substance), benzodiazepines (medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety), and morphine. It could not be determined from toxicology tests whether the morphine resulted from heroin use.
The other question which arises is manner of death. In other words, did death result from natural causes such as disease, an intentional act such as suicide or homicide, an unintentional cause (accident), or in an undetermined manner when a more specific manner of death cannot be established. Death was clearly not due to natural causes, but the medical examiner has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as Undetermined.
There has been speculation that Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick Gordon played a role in her death and the estate of Bobbi Kristina has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Gordon but with this official report of her death being released, there may be a major issue proving that Gordon had anything to do with her death. Lawyers must show that Gordon was the one who actually gave BK the drugs prior to her death.
Story is developing.