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Police Raid in Death of LPGA Star

5/30/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0510_erica_blasberg_EX_2TMZ has learned a doctor connected to LPGA star Erica Blasberg was the target of a police raid ... and cops were looking for evidence in Erica's death investigation.

Cops in Henderson, Nevada executed a search warrant on May 13 and raided the medical office and home of Dr. Thomas Hess ... according to documents obtained by TMZ.

Cops were on the hunt for "small blue oval pills in a 30 package blister pack."  Cops say they found a 30-package blister pack at Erica's home after she died.   We know cops were looking specifically for alprazolam (Xanax), which could have been the blue pills in question.  Erica's dad tells TMZ his daughter took Xanax over the last few years to fight anxiety.

Cops were also looking for white, medium-sized trash bags with no drawstrings, the same type of bags that were found next to Erica's body.  And we've learned cops found the same type of white bags in Dr. Hess' medical office.

And cops were searching for a handwriting sample from Dr. Hess.  Erica's dad says cops found "some sort of note" near the scene, but he didn't have specifics.

An employee of a local golf course tells TMZ Dr. Hess and Erica were regular golfing partners.  They played golf 2 days before her body was found.  Erica's dad says he does not know the nature of the relationship Erica had with Dr. Hess.


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1.

Trish    

Sounds a little suspicious. Who was the guy that called 911? Was he ever identified?

1504 days ago
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RobG    

Hmmm....the plot thickens.

1504 days ago
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Mark    

This is very odd!!Please keep us in the know!This has all the ingredients that need to be exposed to find out the truth.There are alot more questions to be answered.Please find out TMZ!

1504 days ago
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Dakota    

Unfortunately, I had a feeling something wasn't right as her father still has not been told anything about her death to this date other then the investigation continues. Not liking where this story seems to be heading, such a shame no matter what the reason is though. RIP Erica!

1504 days ago
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Heather    

Hmmm sounds a little bit like Michael Jackson and his doctor.

1504 days ago
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scarlet    

the generic xanax are white i thought?

1504 days ago
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bumpasses    

This guy has to blame someone when his daughter was a prescription med junkie..Did the doctor force these pills down her throat Face the facts your precious lil girl was an addict and od..

1504 days ago
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St. Bubba    

She probably didn't have a real man in her life to give her advice & it cost her.

1504 days ago
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Sonja    

And prescription drugs kill another person. Just how many Xanax does it take to combat anxiety? .. apparently death is better than actually dealing with your anxiety issues.

1504 days ago
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spinach dip    

Scarlet, the blue xanax would be 1 mg.

1504 days ago
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lolmfao    

there are millions of addicts in America. overdoses happen every day. this is no different. this was either either intentional or accidental overdose. regardless, she was an addict.

1504 days ago
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Pornosec Prole    

Ain't it funny whenever news beaks of some young premature death it's always officially a "mystery" or "natural causes". Big Pharma doesn't want the sheep to know that most of their drugs are poison.

1504 days ago
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Gary    

Robert: You are a discusting *******!

1504 days ago
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Smartguy    

Your risk of overdosing on Xanax is about the same as overdosing on Advil.. give me a break.

1504 days ago
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dd    

Here in las vegas they are suggesting suicide.

1504 days ago
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