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Whitney Houston's death: Probe examining singer's last hours

February 12, 2012 | 11:57 am

Probe examining singer's last hours

The investigation into the death of Whitney Houston was continuing Sunday, but Beverly Hills Police Department officials said they would not be making any formal announcements about the case until at least Monday.

“There may be something at the beginning of the week,” Beverly Hills police Sgt. Brian Weir said Sunday morning about the possibility of a news conference or statement about the probe. "The investigation is pending.”

The 48-year-old singer-actress was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday afternoon as the music industry prepared for its annual Grammy Awards ceremonies Sunday night. Some media outlets were reporting that she had been found unresponsive in the bathtub of her fourth-floor room.

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Meanwhile, several reporters waited outside the Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday, hoping for any new information about Houston's death.

One of four camera crews set up a podium, hoping to lure a public official to the stage. But so far the attempt has been unsuccessful.

Some coroner's office staff walking in and out of the building near downtown said they knew nothing. Calls to the coroner's office also went unanswered.

But reporters — which included those from print, radio and television stations — said they would likely stay put, hoping to get more information, as one said, “until the sun goes down.”


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Photo: A Beverly Hills police vehicle is shown outside the loading zone at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press