After six months of questions and confusion surrounding Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Jan. 31 accident which left her unconcious and face down in a bathtub in her Atlanta, Georgia, home, friends and family of the aspiring actress will finally learn what caused her untimely demise. Just hours after the passing of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown’s 22-year-old daughter, a Georgia-based medical examiner's office has announced that they will conduct an autopsy on Bobbi.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed their plans for the autopsy in a statement Monday, as first reported by the Associated Press. (Read the full statement here.) The office said that the autopsy is in accordance with the state death investigation laws requiring investigations of “known or suspected non-natural deaths." The test will reportedly uncover the “cause, manner, and circumstances” of her passing and is "necessary to further evaluate possible causes of death or contributing factors."
While the office says the autopsy will be “challenging” due to the time that has elapsed since Bobbi was found unresponsive, the statement says an autopsy will still result in answers. “An autopsy could be helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of unresponsiveness and eventual death,” reads the statement.
The autopsy could take up to several weeks. In the meantime, the Roswell Police Department will continue to investigate the events that led to the incident requiring Bobbi’s hospitalization earlier this year. Bobbi’s longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is reportedly being investigated after alleged bruises were uncovered on Bobbi’s body. Gordon, who was the first one to discover Bobbi unconscious, reportedly blamed the bruising on his attempts to give her CPR.
Bobbi passed away Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. In a statement the Houston family said the only daughter of Houston and Brown was surrounded by loved ones when she died. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support these last few months.”