After a judge ruled on Thursday that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy would be unsealed for the public to see, the first report on Brown’s death was released on Friday by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office, offering some new details on what contributed to her tragic passing!
According to a toxicology report, alcohol, marijuana, sedative and anti-anxiety medications, morphine and “a cocaine-related substance” were all found in her system. However, Atlanta, Georgia’s medical examiners office did say ahead of the release of the autopsy that it couldn’t’ be determined if the morphine in her system was connected to heroin use.
"The underlying cause of death is the condition which starts the downhill course of events leading to death and in this case is the immersion associated with drug intoxication," the medical examiner's office said in the statement released on Friday, which would have been Brown’s 23rd birthday. "The pneumonia and encephalopathy are more immediate causes which resulted from the immersion and drug intoxication."
The office added, “The autopsy alone could not reveal the underlying cause of death because of the long interval between Ms. Brown being found unresponsive in the bathtub and her eventual death. Thus, the underlying cause of death is based substantially on review of medical records, the results of toxicology tests, investigative records, and the fact that the autopsy did not show any other likely underlying cause of death or reason for Ms. Brown becoming unresponsive.”
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The office added that the manner of Brown’s death also remains “undetermined” since the office was unable to determine if her death was accidental or an “intentional act!”
“The other question which arises is manner of death,” the office said. “In other words, did death result from natural causes such as disease, an intentional act such as suicide or homicide, an unintentional cause (accident), or in an undetermined manner when a more specific manner of death cannot be established.”
The office added, “Death was clearly not due to natural causes, but the medical examiner has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as undetermined.” What do you think about Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy results? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section.