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Rodney King

Weed Plants, Pitchfork

Confiscated from Home

6/18/2012 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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76.

rizzuto    

so would rodney have deserved being beaten if he plowed into a van and murdering a family (white or black for all you worthless racebaters)? He did what he did, the cops did what they did, he got millions of dollars from it and still ended up dead from drugs and alchohol. What is unfortunate is the 50+ ppl that died as a result of him and the police's actions. I dont feel sorry for him.

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77.

Doug Bugg    

Pitchfork could only mean one thing. Police found blood on the prongs and suspect the fiance stabbed King with it.

771 days ago
78.

Dosie    

this is a sad ending to what tragedies Rodney's endure through his life - may God comfort those that love him and suffer in their losing him

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