Yesterday the L.A. Coroner’s office revealed that Whitney Houston had cocaine in her system at the time of her death, even going so far to suggest that she was a “chronic” cocaine user.
Now, sources connected to the singer say the reason cocaine was NOT found in her room at the time of her death is that someone removed it from the scene before authorities arrived.
A source close to the situation told TMZ that the individual who removed the cocaine was also the person who gave it to Whitney. The site previously reported other items that were removed from the room at the time, including bed sheets.
The Cororner’s Office said that Whitney used cocaine “immediately prior to her collapse.” She was believed to have suffered some sort of heart failure at the time of her death, most likely due to long-term cocaine use.
The Beverly Hills Police Department told TMZ that the investigation is ongoing. But cops wouldn’t comment on whether they’re looking at evidence tampering.
Whitney’s mom, Cissy, was shocked that she was using cocaine at the time of her death, but she thinks the relapse was triggered by anxiety over a comeback.
Cissy reportedly believed her daughter was sober when she was shooting the movie Sparkle. But Cissy claims that when Whitney got closer and closer to the Grammys, where she was set to make her comeback move, she started using cocaine.
Whitney’s mom says that hearing about her daughter’s cocaine use is so painful, it’s like reliving her death.