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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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31.

Mr. Bate    

Just like MJ...stupid is!

1576 days ago
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joecrabs    

Maybe there was some sort of liquid in some sort of container. After that was found, there was some sort of grain in a bowl that was in some sort of bowl. Now that that has been exposed, something else was found in the normal kind of manner. Until you get some sort of news, leave this story alone. TMZ, you are the scourge of journalism. Scratch that. You are not journalists. You are garbage. Leave this story alone. Stay in your lane.

1576 days ago
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timsami    

Dear Dr Hess, I hope they hang you by your balls if you caused her death.

1576 days ago
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Mike McDermott    

Where's the FBI? How come when it comes to the medical community, the FBI and Justice Department are no where to be found? But when it is discovered that Olympic swimming coaches were taking pictures of their female swimmers, the FBI was there immediately. Who decides FBI investigation? Where's Mueller? Where's Holder?

1576 days ago
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Kevbo12    

For the record, it is nearly impossible to overdose on Xanax. She would need to take several thousand pills. If there was another type of drug involved, then it becomes easier..but i don't believe there is any indication of that. I think assuming that someone is a drug addict and overdosed because they were taking prescription pills is pretty low. Let's not forget Corey Haim

1576 days ago
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OhioMike513    

What's sad is what medschools are teaching doctors these days. We had Dr.Victoria Wuslin here in Cicinnati. She was running for office then it turned out she was involved in Dr.Menagle style malaria experiments on homeless. The "Do no harm" days of the doctor are overd. The Hippocratic oath is to moral and gets in the way of progress. As for celeb doctors like this jackass, thier nothing but glorified drug dealers to the stars.

1576 days ago
37.

betty    

From a reliable source,,,,,,The bag was over her head.

1575 days ago
38.

betty    

It was suicide.Maybe assisted,there are all kinds of people that will help you do it....get the drugs, buy the bag,,,,etc....

1575 days ago
39.

jeanne    

UNTIL YOU WALK IN DR. HESS SHOE DO NOT CONVICT. YOU NEED TO KNOW THE FACT BEFORE YOU ACCUSE. THE MEDIA HAS A GOOD TIME RUNNING WITH VERY LITTLE FACTS. IT IS SAD FOR SUCH A YOUNG GIRL TO LLOSE HER LIFE. BUT WHEN YOU PLAY WITH THE BIG DOGS YOU GET IN TROUBLE. AND WHY DO EVERYONE IN THE U.S. HAVE TO BE ON XANAX SICK PLACE WE LIVE IN. DEAL WITH WHAT LIFE HAS HANDED YOU.

1571 days ago
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suzie fewter    

I cannot believe the amount of insensitive and thoughtless comments. Someone has died and wether it was a suicide or not the end result is still devastating for her family. Wether she was addicted or not its still sad and deserves some respect. Please people lets have some respect.

1490 days ago
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Boston Princess    

I know Dr. Hess personally and professionally. He has been my dr for over 5 years as well as my child's and I trust him with my child's life !!! Dr. Hess is a fantastic dr as well as a fantastic person. He is a very caring person as well as great bed side manner as a dr. And if you knew him you would know there is no way in hell he did anything to this girl. She was depressed as previously stated in other press releases, even her own father has said he does not think Dr. Hess did anything to her. So get the facts before you judge.

1419 days ago
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