Police say Houston death not criminal, case closed

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 3:39 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beverly Hills police said on Wednesday they had closed their investigation into the death of singer Whitney Houston after concluding it was not the result of a crime.

"Based on the findings of our investigation and our review of the coroner's report, we have determined that this is not a criminal matter," the Beverly Hills police department said in a statement. "The BHPD investigation has been officially closed."

Houston, 48, was found dead in a hotel bathtub on February11. An earlier Los Angeles County Coroner's report said she died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.

(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)