Mystery still surrounds death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown died July 26, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her home, according to widespread reports.

150731_entertainment01An aspiring singer, Brown had remained unresponsive in hospitals and in a hospice since Jan. 31, the day she was found submerged in a bathtub at her Roswell, Ga. home. Her family said she had suffered irreversible brain damage and was never revived.

Her mother, Whitney Houston’s death was ruled a drug overdose that led to an accidental drowning. She was found sitting in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

‘Finally at peace’
In a statement, Bobbi Kristina’s family said, “She is finally at peace in the arms of God…We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”

It is still not clear exactly what happened Jan. 31, just short of three years since the death of her mother in Feb. 2012.

Initial autopsy results Monday revealed no obvious cause of death, and no significant injuries were noted, the Fulton County, Ga., medical examiner’s office said. However, test results were pending.

“We do not plan to complete the death certificate or determine a cause and manner of death until all test results are completed and all investigative, medical and other documentary records are received and thoroughly reviewed,” the office said.

‘Challenging’ investigation
Previously, the medical examiner had said the long stretch of time between when Bobbi Kristina was found and when she died would “complicate reconstruction of the events surrounding her initial unresponsiveness” and make interpretation of the autopsy results and other information “challenging.”

The Fulton County D.A.’s office and police in Roswell told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the events leading to her death were under investigation. TMZ heard from its law enforcement sources that this was now a homicide investigation, with some sort of foul play suspected and boyfriend Nick Gordon reportedly remaining a person of interest.

Gordon and a male friend were in the home Jan. 31 when Bobbi Kristina was found in the tub.

Gordon has since assembled a legal team with experience in high-profile, tabloid-bait trials.

A funeral reportedly will be held in Atlanta before she’s buried in New Jersey along with her mom, according an “Entertainment Tonight” source.

Lawsuit filed
Mystery shrouds the final days of Bobbi Kristina. Her court-appointed conservator, Bedelia C. Hargrove, last month sued Gordon, known as her boyfriend or husband, reportedly accusing him of physically abusing Bobbi Kristina.

A $10 million lawsuit was filed on her behalf against Gordon the day after she was moved to hospice care, alleging he had physically abused his girlfriend — including knocking out teeth and dragging her up stairs — controlled her and had taken a significant amount of money from her without permission, $11,000 of it after she’d been hospitalized.

“I filed this lawsuit to pursue justice on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown. No human being, male or female, should endure what Bobbi Kristina endured,” Bedelia C. Hargrove reportedly told People Magazine in a statement.

Whitney Houston never formerly adopted Gordon, but allowed him to live in the home with her and Bobbi Kristina since he was 12. Houston and Brown had divorced.

Hargrove also accused Gordon of making fraudulent claims that he and Bobbi Kristina had married. Gordon was reportedly banned from Bobbi Kristina’s rooms at the hospital and hospice.

Articles from Trice Edney News Wire and the Los Angeles Times/TNS were used in this report.

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