No Sign of Foul Play in Kennedy Death

Updated: Erica Kennedy was found dead in her home on June 11, Miami Beach police told The Root.

Posted: 06/19/2012 10:35 AM EDT

(The Root) -- A spokesman from the Miami Beach police department told The Root that Erica Kennedy's death is being classified as a "death investigation pending toxicology results." There were no signs of foul play, according to authorities. Miami Beach police received a call a short time after 12 p.m. on Monday, June 11, to come to her apartment, where she had been discovered deceased by maintenance workers from the building, who reported smelling a "foul odor."


Results from toxicology reports take four to six weeks, police said.


"There was no sign of break-in," Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told The Root. "It could be medical-related or it could be a suicide if we find that she had drugs in her system that's not conducive to taking a couple extra aspirin, where it’s obvious she ingested a certain drug too much."


If the latter is the case, Hernandez added that authorities would interview her relatives to see if she had a history of depression or if she attempted a suicide before.


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