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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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31.

D-INCARNATION    

Note to self, ditch weed plants before calling cops, who they gonna charge you or the dead guy!!!!!!

822 days ago
32.

Woot    

Screw the weed story! Who cares if he smoked? It's just so damned sad he's dead!!

822 days ago
33.

BB not bb    

If you can't swim, can't you at least take a pole like for the skimmer net and try to roll him to a shallower end of the pool? I don't see how a grown man who can swim can just drown in a pool. He may have been drunk, but would a drunk falling in a pool necessarily drown? It isn't far to swim to the side or the shallow end. This guy seemed to keep attracting physical violence, what with the cops and now this weird drowning.

822 days ago
34.

RobWasRight    

WHO CARES???

822 days ago
35.

Dinky Doo    

you mean to tell me the guy who's life rose to national fame because of a video recording did not have his entire home under surveillance video ' just in case?' There should be a video recording of what happened in the yard. He didn't learn the importance of video evidence?

822 days ago
36.

buzz kill    

Karma, it's a bitch.

822 days ago
37.

Dinky Doo    

oops my bad. I earlier asked if the cop in the pic was looking at his butt. then I scrolled through the pics only to find out she's looking at a girl's butt!

822 days ago
38.

Tracy Lalonde    

What a RACIST you are! Seeing what you wrote and knowing that you are caucsian makes me ashamed to be linked with your name! What do you mean "who cares" or 'he deserved it!"?? Also you nor I know all the facts of what happened. Do you still think "he deserved it" if he were pushed into the pool/murdered?

822 days ago
39.

SSinOC    

He probably got high and drunk frequently so she was not too alarmed about this time. She fell back asleep and was embarrassed that she didn't stop the drowning, that's why the inconsistent story. RK was broke so his fiance didn't have much a motive to see the guy dead. RK has been hanging by a thread most of his life due to addictions and it finally caught up with him.

822 days ago
40.

Bill    

How many times has this bum been arrested? How long did it take him to blow through millions of dollars. How many failed marriages? This guy is a loser with a capital L. F him, I'm glad he is dead. He should have died 20 years ago.

822 days ago
41.

Alex    

Rodney was high as f--k

822 days ago
42.

BB not bb    

This is the second black person to recently somehow drown where they are staying. First Whitney Houston and now Rodney King. It is kind of weird. Both deaths are being blamed on drugs/intoxication that led to drowning, but how exactly do people drown so easily in a bathtub or swimming pool? These are adults who are used to pools an tubs.

There might be a conspiracty here or just a weird coincidence. Was Rodney saying anything political on the Dr. Drew show? I know he wanted the riots to stop. He said, "Can't we all just get along?" Maybe he was promoting too much peace when the black leaders seem to be gunning for riots over the Trayvon Martin thing, which is baloney anyway. Rodney really was hurt for no good reason, but he still wanted peace. Maybe that is not the view certain people want. He was the excuse for riots and he is against riots which could erupt again.

Whitney was turning very Christian, and maybe that was not cool with certain people in the music industry either. Who knows what is going on with famous people, but alot of players have a stake in their lives and their fame.

822 days ago
43.

ummm?!    

Poor Swimmer? What about the idea of screaming for help, going to the neighbors for help and calling 911?

822 days ago
44.

harleyharlett    

i bet - they had a fight she got mad locked him out woke up next am found him in pool call police - and made up story - some ppl just lie when they don't ave to

822 days ago
45.

MP    

If you don't know how to swim you shouldn't have a pool.

822 days ago
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