Police: ‘No Foul Play In Houston’s Death’

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February 12, 2012 | 9:31am EST

Los Angeles police officials have confirmed they have found “no evidence of foul play” as they continue to investigate Whitney Houston’s death.
The superstar singer, 48, was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A. on Saturday, just hours before she was due to attend her mentor Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party.

Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Mark Rosen has confirmed Houston’s body was discovered by a member of her entourage and after emergency services arrived, attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.

He has also revealed an investigation into her death is underway, but there is no suggestion of foul play.

Rosen tells People.com, “At this time, there’s no obvious evidence of foul play or cause of death. Someone in her entourage found her unresponsive in her room… It’s unclear who notified hotel staff, because she has quite an entourage here at the hotel.

“An attempt was made to resuscitate, to no avail… It is a common practice (to launch an investigation) whenever a death occurs which is unattended and unexpected.”

Reports suggest Houston’s body was discovered in her hotel room bath tub, but this had not been confirmed by officials as WENN went to press.