Whitney Houston’s cause of death has been identified as accidental drowning and although accusing fingers have been pointed in the singer’s death, the LA police department confirms that they will not be investigating the case any further. Lt. Mark Rosen told the LA Times that the department has been focused on Houston’s case since she died on February 11, but the coroner’s report concluded there was no foul play.
“Unless something changes in the final report, this investigation will end,” Rosen said. The investigation is expected to close within a few weeks.
The L.A. County coroner revealed that accidental drowning was the official cause of Houston’s death, adding that cocaine use and heart disease were also contributing factors. According to the report, traces of cocaine were found in Houston’s system at the time of death along with Xanax, Flexeril, marijuana and Benadryl, which officials said played no role in her death. No cocaine was found in the singer’s room when she died, but coroner spokesman Craig Harvey noted that cocaine metabolites were found in her system, leading them to conclude that Houston was a chronic user of the drug.
Whitney Houston was buried in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey on February 18.