No Sign of Foul Play in Kennedy Death

No Sign of foul play in Erica Kennedy death.

No Sign of Foul Play in Kennedy Death

Writer and blogger Erica Kennedy was found dead in her home on June 11.

Published June 19, 2012

(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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