A private investigator hired by a client who did not believe the official report into Whitney Houston's death insists the tragic singer was allegedly murdered by drug bosses collecting a drug debt of over $1 million.
The troubled "Bodyguard" singer was found dead, submerged under water, in a bathtub in her Beverly Hills hotel suite on February 11, 2012. The LA county coroner's office said that her death was accidental, but private investigator Paul Huebel has a different story to tell.
"I have evidence that points to Whitney being a victim of high-powered drug dealers who sent thugs to collect a huge debt she owed for drugs,” he told the Sun.
According to the National Enquirer, the Hollywood detective claims the pop singer was killed by dangerous drug dealers after she racked up $1.5 million in debt.
Slate reported that Huebel won’t say who hired him to look into Houston’s death, but claims he has CCTV footage that points to her being the victim of an attack by two men who were sent to collect the debt.
"Whitney's body shows classic defense wounds that would have occurred while she was battling for her life," Huebel claims.
A month after Houston's passing, officials at the Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled that the 48-year-old singer died from drowning combined with the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use".
The LA county coroner's office reported that she had taken coke shortly before dying.