Teena Marie Autopsy Inconclusive
December 31, 2010 at 7:30 AM (PT)
An autopsy on R&B singer TEENA MARIE (NET NEWS, 12/26) revealed no signs of trauma, which means it may be weeks before a cause of death is determined, AP reports. MARIE, the "Ivory Queen of Soul" with hits "Lovergirl," was found unresponsive by family members in her home on SUNDAY.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY Assistant Chief Coroner ED WINTER said Wednesday that toxicology tests that could determine Marie's cause of death take about six weeks.He also noted that her body showed no signs of trauma and no illegal drugs were found in the Pasadena home where she died.
An earlier police statement said her death appeared to be from natural causes.