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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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16.

Mazor    

Dr. Drew's body count is really getting out of hand.

835 days ago
17.

Truth    

LOOK, HAVE YALL PULLED A DEAD BODY FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL B4? OF COURSE NOT... THE CHIC CAN'T SWIM FIRST OF ALL AND THEN SHE HAS TO PULL A DEAD WEIGHT OF 220-240 LBS 6' 3" FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL. NOW I DONT KNOW IF THE BITCH IS A BODY BUILDER BUT MOST CHICS (OR GUYS) CANT SINGLE HANDEDLY LIFT A DEAD WEIGHT THAT HEAVY ON DRY LAND LET ALONE UNDERWATER. SHE WOULD NEED AT LEAST 1-2 PEEPS TO HELP HER. WHAT I LIKE TO HEAR IS WHY IT TOOK 30 MINUTES FOR THE COPS TO ARRIVE AFTER 911. I WONDER IF THE CHIC TOLD THEM IT WAS RODNEY KING AND THE COPS AUTOMATICALLY DELAYED ARRIVING... HMM. PULL THE 911 CALL HARVEY. #TRUTH!!

835 days ago
18.

LRT    

I am going to take a wild guess....murder charges on the Girlfriend! Cause, if a story doesn't make sense..it's a lie.

835 days ago
19.

Dinky Doo    

lol pitchfork, of all the things they probably took, this is the perfect one to highlight!

835 days ago
20.

Lauren    

I would rather look at that guys butt than the pot.

835 days ago
21.

Lauren    

The lady holding the pot plant was more interested in looking at that guys ass than holding evidence.

835 days ago
22.

WhyYouAsk    

This is a "suspect" death to me. Many unanswered questions, such is the same as the Gary Coleman death. SUSPECT

835 days ago
23.

jdranetz    

Real life is not like a TV show. Tests take time. Sometimes they have to be redone. Sometimes tests have to wait for a test before it to complete to commence.My brother in law died of alcohol poisoning. It took SIX WEEKS for the coroner to report his findings. Be patient. Don't jump to conclusions.

835 days ago
24.

Babycakes    

Total waste of a life. If he hadnt been beaten by the cops he proabboly would have ended up drunk and drugged out on the streets. He used his settlement money for nothing but himself. Could have started a great nonprofit with that kind of money but guess he was to selfish. Probably jumped in the pool drunk broke his neck and drowned.

835 days ago
25.

Dinky Doo    

ha pitchfork! that is precisely why I love tmz. The popo probably took computers, cell phones, paper do***ents etc. etc. but that stuff doesn't turn heads!

835 days ago
26.

al baby    

Another one of Dr Drews successes story

Don't hate Im sober 11 years but celebrity rehab aint rehab I went to a real one nor fancy food or maids

835 days ago
27.

Max    

His GF's story doesn't make any sense. Who sits alone in their backyard drinking and smoking pot all night? Then, suddenly pounds of the windows in pure desperation before being found at the bottom of a pool?

A pitchfork is only relevant in this investigation if it contributed to his death. I seriously doubt he impaled himself on it, so there is definitely more to this story!

835 days ago
28.

Dinky Doo    

is she looking at his but in that pic?

835 days ago
29.

StarFleetVeteran    

Who cares? This isn't news. If y'all are going to keep posting sh!t about this mofo, I expect to see articles on every common thug that dies in the future.

835 days ago
30.

LadyN    

So much hate being spewed about a man you didn't even know. The fact is he was only 47 and he died under strange cir***stances. The story the fiancee gave is ridiculous and has changed several times. No matter what, he didn't deserve to be killed if that is what indeed happened. So many unanswered questions.

835 days ago
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