The family of Aaron Carter believes that he did not drown in his bathtub, but rather overdosed after a botched drug deal. Could there have been a foul play though? Police is reportedly still investigating this new tidbit.
On November 5, the troubled singer passed away at the age of 34. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told The Post that deputies responded to Carter’s residence at 10:58 a.m. local time and discovered a deceased individual. Carter was discovered in his bathtub following a 911 call reporting a “drowning,” according to sources at the time of his death.
Now, his fiancée Melanie Martin and mother Jane Carter have told TMZ that the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office informed them that no water was found in Carter’s lungs, eliminating drowning as a possible cause of death.
Martin, who recently regained full custody of their 1-year-old son Prince, asserts that she discovered text messages on her late fiancé’s phone in which he discussed owing an unknown person $800 for an unknown substance.
She stated that Carter had informed the individual that he no longer required the drug, to which the individual replied that payment was still due. Carter allegedly responded by asking if he was being threatened, but that was the end of the conversation.
Martin disclosed to TMZ that she met with investigators last week and provided the text messages as evidence. She also revealed, alongside Carter’s mother, that the coroner is still awaiting toxicology results to determine what substances were in the late teen idol’s system at the time of his death.
Carter’s family now believes he met the unknown person prior to his death and may have taken a drug that caused his death.
Martin previously told Page Six that Carter “couldn’t escape his demons” and was frequently “suckered” into partying, making it difficult for him to maintain sobriety. In November, Carter’s home in Los Angeles was visited by police in response to a 911 call reporting a drowning. They discovered his body in his tub while the jets were still operating.
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Due to the unnatural color of the water and the stench of decomposition, law enforcement officials believe Carter’s body was in the bathtub for an extended period of time. Law enforcement sources previously told TMZ that police discovered prescription pill bottles and multiple cans of compressed air in the singer’s bathroom and bedroom.
Carter’s death certificate, which was made public in November, indicated that the singer was cremated and that an autopsy was conducted, but the cause of death was withheld at the time.
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