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Rodney King

Weed Plants, Pitchfork

Confiscated from Home

6/18/2012 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0618_rodney_king_death_scene_launchCops have confiscated weed plants and a pitchfork from Rodney King's home as evidence in the death investigation.

Cops are also looking into reports that Rodney was crying uncontrollably shortly before his next-door neighbor heard a splash.

Rodney's fiancee reportedly told police she didn't try to pull Rodney from the pool because she's a poor swimmer.

Meanwhile, the coroner has completed the autopsy on King's body ... but will not announce an official cause of death until additional toxicology tests and tissue studies have been performed.

The results usually take between 4 to 6 weeks.

A rep for the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department tells us, "There will be no final ruling as to the cause and manner of death until the requested test results have been received and reviewed in context with the autopsy findings."

TMZ broke the story ... King's fiancee discovered his body at the bottom of the pool at the couple's home in Rialto, CA on Sunday morning.

King's fiancee insists Rodney had been drinking and smoking pot in the hours before his death -- and believes his death was accidental. However, people close to Rodney are concerned she's not telling the whole story.

Stay tuned ...

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Majestik    

Tissue samples = Did he drunkenly fall on the side of the pool, hit his head rendering him unconscious and died by drowning.

Tissue samples = blunt force trauma to the back of the head rendering him unconscious and died by drowning.
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sounds like this is NOT an open and shut case.

796 days ago
2.

Duchess    

Still so many questions to be answered.

796 days ago
3.

Pierce Aero One    

Was his fiance, in line to inherit his award from his lawsuit?

796 days ago
4.

Rooster    

Yeah, can't manage to care about a guy who put the general public safety at risk and then was all about himself.

796 days ago
5.

buzz kill    

Result are in, he died of stupidity.

796 days ago
6.

R    

Stoned and drowned. The end.

796 days ago
7.

j    

Did he even know how to swim? Was he pushed? Uncontrollable crying? Was he pushed?

796 days ago
8.

tony    

this will be a shock and crude but... who cares . he was a drunk and a bum and a criminal .i've had white friends catch a beating from police deservedly and i don't read about that every other month for 15 years . gimme a break !!. he had the beating coming (you would have beat him too if you experienced what those police did trying to stop that menace !! black or white.)and african americans showed their true colors by rioting and looting and killing and tearing up their own city .intelligence . did anyone expect anything different from this bozo?i figured after he got his cash he'd be o.d.'d in a week. how bout we talk about reginald denny . he did nothing to noone and he was nearly killed and severely handicapped by the L.A. "animals who rioted as support for rodney ????!!!

796 days ago
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Santo    

Ughhh, what a waste....

796 days ago
10.

bruhaha    

Sorry looking pot plant.

796 days ago
11.

howard    

Here is the report. He drowned. Pot and alcohol were found in his bloodstream.

796 days ago
12.

Majestik    

LMFAO...Weed plants and a pitchfork are evidence?
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I see, Rodney harvested a plant, rolled several dubes, then grabbed his pitchfork, made like Satan hit himself in the head and died in the deep end?.
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BTW, I'm not buying this bullcraptastic story from the fiancee about being a poor swimmer. If my man was at the bottom of the pool I'd be jumping down and grabbing his arse out.
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Poor swimmer doesn't mean she can't get in the pool (for god sakes, she's living in a house with a man that has a swimming pool? Right).
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Does she wear water wings and a nose plug when she goes out in the summer sun with her fiancee in that pool?

796 days ago
13.

Antonio     

Weed user and also drunk ? People thinks he's a hero ? WTF ?

796 days ago
14.

parlayer    

Lets blame the LA PD for rodneys death, as they didn't confiscate the Guny in time to save him, cause he's black, and didn't want to be accused of excessive harasment, Law Suit. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

796 days ago
15.

john wayne gacy    


this king was trying out for a bottom
spot on the swim team at grambling;

796 days ago
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