Final autopsy report on Whitney Houston's death revealed in full
A 42-page final autopsy report on Whitney Houston's death was recently released by the Los Angeles coroner, and more details were revealed. While the death in her Los Angeles bathroom on February 11th, 2012 was ruled as an accident, it was also revealed that she was found face down in the bathtub's water, with a body bloody purge coming from her nose.
Detectives found a "spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it" was found in the hotel room, as was a white powder, which was later determined to be cocaine. The report also stated that "located on the south portion of the counter was a small spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it and a rolled up piece of white paper, along with other miscellaneous items." According to TMZ, report also revealed that located in the top drawer, in the north side of the counter were remnants of a white powdery substance, and a portable mirror on a base." More white powder was found on the base of the mirror.
An initial coroner's report released two weeks ago concluded that Houston's official cause of death was accidental drowning, although cocaine use and a heart condition were listed as contributing causes. Measurable amounts of marijuana, Benadryl, Xanex and Flexeril were found in the singer's system, but they were not considered contributing factors in her death.
The report also noted that Houston’s lengthy history of cocaine use was physically evident, but not just from the white stuff that was all over the room. The report noted "the perforation of posterior nasal septum," which is a hole in the nose that is associated with snorting drugs. The singer also wore a wig that was tightly bound to her hair.
Houston was laid to rest in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, on February 19.