Bobbi Kristina Brown's Autopsy to Be Released Months After Her Death
By John Boone
The public will finally have some answers.
A superior court judge granted a motion on Thursday to unseal Bobbi Kristina Brown's autopsy. While the cause of death was determined on Sept. 25, the results were sealed to allow authorities to further look into the findings.
"We would hope that news agencies and the media receiving the report would do so with the discretion and dignity a family who has lost a loved one deserves," District Attorney Paul Howard told USA Today in a statement. "Our investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will continue."
The Fulton County Medical Examiner says they have not "received a signed authorization from the court indicating whether we can release information and, if so, what type of information can be released. If we do receive authorization later today, we do not plan to release information until tomorrow, March 4, 2016, at the earliest."
Meanwhile 11Alive, whose parent company filed the motion to have the autopsy unsealed, reports that the documents released could include "the autopsy report, all related investigative reports, all related toxicology reports, the death certificate and any other documents used and/or created by the Medical Examiner’s Office."
On Jan. 31, 2015, Brown -- the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston -- was found unresponsive in her bathtub and later placed in a medically induced coma. She died on July 26 at the age of 22 and was buried in a grave in New Jersey next to her mother.
Shortly after that, Brown's conservator filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that Brown died after being given a "toxic cocktail" by Gordon after a late-night "cocaine and drinking binge." The suit went on to claim that Gordon "put her face down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage."
No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon and his lawyers have called the wrongful death civil suit "slanderous and meritless."