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Whitney Houston: Police investigation remains open

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With news that Whitney Houston had cocaine and other drugs in her system at the time of her drowning, EW has learned that the investigation of the legendary singer’s death is still very much open. Lt. Mark Rosen of the Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed that the investigation will remain active at least until the final coroner’s report is delivered in the next several weeks.

The preliminary report, which many hoped would solve the mystery of Houston’s unexpected passing, has only triggered more questions. As for Houston’s admitted struggle with cocaine, police will continue to investigate, among other questions, how Houston acquired it and what else happened at her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite in the hours before her drowning on Feb. 11. Until those questions can be answered, said Rosen, “It’s our policy not to comment on open investigations.”

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