Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DEVELOPING: Blasberg Death Ruled A Suicide

A Nevada coroner has ruled professional golfer Erica Blasberg's death was a suicide.

Blasberg died May 9th at her home in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. The 25-year-old was found with a plastic bag over her head.

The Clark County coroner's office said Tuesday that Blasberg died of suicide due to asphyxia, coupled with the presence of toxic levels of prescription medication in her system, including prescription meds for headaches, coughing, pain and anti-anxiety.

Nevada law doesn't permit the release of details on the amount of medication in a person's system at the time of their death.

The Henderson Police Department says it concluded their investigation and determined there was no foul play.

The Henderson PD has also issued an arrest warrant for Dr. Thomas Hess on obstruction charges. Police say Hess, who discovered Blasberg's body, removed items from the scene including a suicide note. That act forced the police to investigate a foul play angle...

Here's the 9-1-1 call when Blasberg's body was discovered...

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