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Homicide Meeting in Anna Nicole's Death

3/14/2007 7:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole SmithFlorida police have looped-in homicide prosecutors in the death Anna Nicole Smith, according to the Miami Herald.

The newspaper reports that officials have confirmed the meeting but wouldn't elaborate.

The paper claims Seminole cops aren't the only ones on the hunt. The police chief in the Bahamas is in South Florida right now, meeting with his counterparts.

As TMZ first reported, Anna's bodyguard, Big Moe, was interviewed by Seminole cops last week. We're told Big Moe told the cops that Howard K. Stern had given Anna drugs during the last months of her life.

Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper announced last week he was delaying his autopsy findings because of two new pieces of evidence, though he was not specific. The cops are now exploring where that evidence leads.

UPDATE: Although officials have now acknowledged there have been meetings, they say no homicide investigation has been launched.

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76.

yero abdul ba    

it do not surprise me they have to pay the price

2694 days ago
77.

my take    

Yeah - nice spin TMZ. Check out the REAL facts on miamiherald.com. TMZ has completely misrepresented what the miami herald and the authorities have actually said. Check out this article. they didn't say it was a homicide investigation. quite the opposite. just a reminder that TMZ is NOT a reliable source of info.

Prosecutors consulted in Smith case
BY JACQUELINE CHARLES, NIKKI WALLER AND JENNIFER LEBOVICH
jlebovich@MiamiHerald.com
Seminole police have met with homicide prosecutors in the state attorney's office to discuss the death of Anna Nicole Smith, The Miami Herald has learned.

Officials confirmed the meeting, held Tuesday, but would say nothing more about the nature of their discussions.

''Yes, prosecutors met with Seminole police. They're continuing with their investigation of Anna Nicole Smith's death,'' said Broward chief assistant state attorney Chuck Morton, offering no other details. Seminole Police Captain Robert McDaniel cautioned against making conclusions about meeting with homicide investigations since there is still no evidence of foul play in the case.

''Those [homicide prosecuters] are the people, [that] if you were doing a death investigation and needed to speak with someone from the State Attorney's office, you would go to,'' said McDaniel.

``We have never had any indication of foul play. There is nothing that we have uncovered that would lead us in that direction.''

In addition, the commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force is now in South Florida, meeting with the Seminoles on Smith's death, authorities said today.

''Our police chief is over there now with some of our investigators,'' Reginald Ferguson, the assistant commissioner of police for crimes, told The Miami Herald.

Ferguson said given that Smith resided in the Bahamas at the time of her mysterious death, Bahamian authorities have a mutual interest in the case.

Ferguson said Bahamian Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson was meeting with the Seminoles about the case.

It was not known what is being discussed, but last week, it was revealed that the Seminole police had two new pieces of evidence in the case that they wanted to explore, thus holding up the medical examiner's final report on the case.

Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper has yet to announce what caused Smith's death Feb. 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

In his investigation into Smith's death, Perper has spoken with people who had contact with the 39-year-old Smith in the days leading up to her death.

Initial autopsy reports have shown Smith was not a victim of foul play, and Perper said no drugs were found in her system.

The FBI is not involved in any aspect of the Anna Nicole Smith death, spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said today. Neither has any members of the bureau met with anyone from the Bahamas, Orihuela said.

If a warrant would be requested, it could be through either federal or state authorities, she added.

''They [Seminole police] could go any way they wanted,'' Orihuela said.Smith's death set off a three-week fight in a Broward court over where her body would be buried and who fathered her infant daughter, Dannielynn.

After an appeals court ruling and emergency filings in a Bahamas court, Smith was buried March 2 in Nassau beside her son Daniel, who died in September of a drug overdose.

2694 days ago
78.

Michelle    

Kim, No. 53, if you don't give a sh*t, as you said, why do you keep reading articles about Anna and taking the time to write? Something tells me your contributions to society don't stack up very high, either.

2694 days ago
79.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

TAKE THE PIPE HOWARD.

2694 days ago
80.

daphine s. moore    

yea, #14, tmz just tells what they have heard. why would howard killed her back in feb 8th when howard and anna were to be married feb. 23, 2007, then he would more rights then. so how do you like that daphine

2694 days ago
81.

Attention Ho    

Here is the link for the report on this topic. The whole story... not the last half that Stern supporters only show. Hmmm...wonder why they would do that?
http://www.miamiherald.com/416/story/41689.html

2694 days ago
82.

observer    

This case has more corruption than the O J Simpson case.

2694 days ago
83.

DirtyRottenGossip.com    

Down with Howard K. Stern!!!!!!!! Go get that bastard!!!!!

2694 days ago
84.

Karen S.    

Howie had been feeding her drugs for so long he didn't even think anything was wrong with it!

You guys are just way too hard on Howie! He loved Anna so much that he just gave her those drugs so she could 'live' and he's just a lawyer and he didn't know that those drugs could actually 'kill' her...until it was to late.

2694 days ago
85.

Lani    

I also think it'sfunny that larry supporters believe that Howard just buys EVERYONE off, I thought he was poor and evil? How can he be buying everone off. What a load of crap.

2694 days ago
86.

me    

Just out from today's Florida times, denying meeting reported in Miami Herald...hmmm
http://www.jacksonville.com/apnews/stories/031407/D8NS7AMG0.shtml

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Story last updated at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tribal and Bahamian authorities meet in Anna Nicole Smith probe


By MATT SEDENSKY
Associated Press Writer

MIAMI - Seminole tribal police and Bahamian authorities are meeting about the probe into Anna Nicole Smith's death, but prosecutors in Florida said Wednesday no homicide investigation was underway.

Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, confirmed Commissioner Paul Farquharson and some detectives were in Florida meeting with the Seminoles, but declined to elaborate.

A spokesman for the Seminole tribe did not return telephone calls seeking comment.

The Miami Herald reported on its Web site Wednesday that Seminole police met with homicide prosecutors in the state attorney's office Tuesday to discuss Smith's death. But Ron Ishoy, a spokesman for the Broward County State Attorney's Office, said no meeting had been held.

"There was no meeting today, there was no meeting yesterday," he said. "We are continuing to help law enforcement agencies and the medical examiner as they try and figure out the nature of this death."

Ishoy added: "This is not a homicide investigation."

2694 days ago
87.

kim    

I said it all long. Thank you Ford Shelley, Nassau Police and Seminole Police.

Statements like this are not made unless something is brewing. They have Stern...I bet Big Mo sang like a canary.

2694 days ago
88.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

HK$'s biggest mistake was not waiting long enough between the murders. Very dumb Howard.
Looks like ET is switching sides. Not so much on HK$'s side anymore. Wonder why?

2694 days ago
89.

HKSIsHot    

Same ol story, nothing new...what so BREAKING NEWS about this

2694 days ago
90.

HERES A THOUGHT    

ALL YOU HKS FANS. WEEP YOU FOOLS. MAYBE YOU ALL CAN GET TOGETHER AND HELP POST HIS BAIL WHEN HE IS ARRESTED.

THE PROOF IS IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES. AND YOU REFUSED TO SEE IT.


AN INNOCENT WOMAN DIES BECAUSE OF THIS MAN. HE IS SICK . WHEN DANIEL DIED MOST OF KNEW IT WAS SUSPICIOUS. ANNA'S MOM KNEW IT TOO AND TRIED TO WARN ANNA. BUT MANIPULATIVE HKS JUST KEPT FEEDING HER DRUGS AND LIES. HE TRIED TO GET EVERYTHING ON VIDEO. THE VIDEO OF HER AT 8 MONTHS PREGNANT PROVES IT ALL.

I SURE HOPE THE AUTHORITIES ARE AT THE HOME GETTING DANNIELYNN AWAY FROM HIM ASAP.

I WEEP FOR ANNA AND DANIEL. YOUR LIVES WERE SO SHORT DUE TO A SICK SICK MAN.

I WONDER NOW IF THE AUTHORITIES WILL LOOK INTO HOWARD MARSHALLS SONS DEATH AND SEE IF HOWARD WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH ALSO.

DOES THIS NOW QUALIFY HKS TO BE CALLED A SERIAL KILLER?

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