Erica Blasberg Committed Suicide

August 25th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
erica1Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Around three months after the death of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, a Nevada coroner’s office has come up with its investigation reports and concluded that there was no foul play involved in the death of the golfer. The coroner has however issued an arrest warrant against her physician Dr. Thomas Hess for allegedly displacing items from the death scene before the arrival of the police. His bail was set for $600.

25-year-old Erica Blasberg was found dead at her Las Vegas home on May 9 by her physician Dr. Thomas Hess. The doctor had also discovered a suicide note reportedly left behind by Erica Blasberg. The police discovered the body of Erica Blasberg with a plastic bag over her head. The family of the golfer and especially her father at that time had refused to believe that their daughter had committed suicide. However, the coroner’s office on Tuesday ruled the death as a suicide and maintained that Erica Blasberg had taken asphyxia along with some prescription drugs. The report holds that toxic levels of prescription drugs included not only pain relief medications but also anti-anxiety medications were found in her blood. The Las Vegas police said that it had done a thorough investigation into the death of Erica Blasberg and determined that there was no foul play involved.

However, the Las Vegas police issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant on obstruction charges for Dr. Thomas Hess. The police in its report maintained that Dr. Thomas Hess was the first person to discover the dead body of Erica Blasberg along with the suicide note. However, he displaced some items at the scene and thus faces the charges. If proven guilty of the misdemeanor obstruction charges, Dr. Thomas Hess might receive a maximum penalty of six months in jail along with a 1000 dollar fine.

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