Here's What Killed Bobbi Kristina Brown

Drugs, water a factor in pneumonia death
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2016 8:05 AM CST
Here's What Killed Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown is seen in 2012.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Bobbi Kristina Brown died as a result of having her face immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, though the official cause of death is pneumonia caused by those factors, according to a freshly unsealed autopsy report. The document—released by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday, which would have been Brown's 23rd birthday, reports People—notes marijuana, alcohol, and sedation or anxiety drugs were a factor, per the AP and CBS News. The medical examiner couldn't determine if the death was accidental or intentional.

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta home Jan. 31, 2015, and died in hospice care six months later. A judge ordered that the autopsy report be unsealed on Thursday after a motion by TEGNA Media, which cited the First Amendment. Authorities argued unsealing the report would reveal "sensitive information that could jeopardize the case," since police are still "actively pursuing leads," reports 11 Alive. The judge countered that authorities had months to file charges. (A lawsuit accuses Brown's boyfriend of murder.)

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