The Latest: Many of same drugs found in Brown, Houston cases

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Posted: Mar 04, 2016 2:23 PM
The Latest: Many of same drugs found in Brown, Houston cases

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the death and autopsy report of Bobbi Kristina Brown. (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

A comparison of autopsy reports for Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother, singer Whitney Houston, shows similarities that go beyond how both women were found.

The reports say the women had used cocaine, marijuana and the same prescription drug used to treat anxiety before they were discovered face-down and unresponsive in bathtubs.

The autopsy for Bobbi Kristina Brown was released Friday and said investigators couldn't figure out if her death was intentional or accidental. She went into a coma in early 2015 and died six months later.

Whitney Houston was found in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just before the 2012 Grammy Awards. An autopsy determined her death was an accidental drowning.

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10:55 a.m.

An attorney for Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend says he hopes new details about what led to her death puts to rest "all the negativity" that surrounds his client.

The 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome in early 2015 and died in hospice care about six months later.

A medical examiner says Bobbi Kristina Brown's face was immersed in water and she had cocktail of drugs in her system, which led to her death.

The medical examiner says investigators could not determine if the death was accidental or intentional, or if it was a suicide or homicide.

Randy Kessler, an attorney for boyfriend Nick Gordon, said he wasn't surprised by the findings, and that Gordon has "always maintained his innocence."

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9 a.m.

Bobby Brown says it's "unsettling" and "mind blowing" that autopsy results are being made public in the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

The 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31, 2015, and died in hospice care July 26.

A medical examiner says Bobbi Kristina Brown's face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to her death last year. Authorities say the official cause was pneumonia.

In a statement released by his lawyer early Friday, Bobby Brown said he will continue efforts with a civil lawsuit in her death and the criminal investigation.

Brown said he remains hopeful that "public indictments and prosecution" will come about in the case.

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8:35 a.m.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta says the official cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown's death was pneumonia caused by her face being immersed in water and "drug intoxication."

The medical examiner's office said early Friday that marijuana and alcohol were found in her system, along with medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety.

The medical examiner said morphine was also found, adding that testing could not determine whether the morphine resulted from heroin use.

The 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31, 2015, and died in hospice care July 26.

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7:30 a.m.

A medical examiner says Bobbi Kristina Brown's face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to her death last year.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta released a statement Friday morning on the death as it prepares to release the full autopsy report.

The 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31, 2015, and died in hospice care July 26.

The office says it reviewed medical records, investigative files and other documents to determine how Brown likely died. The medical examiner's office says marijuana and alcohol were involved in the death, along with medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety.