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Rodney King

Friends Are Not Buying

Fiancee's Death Story

6/18/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0617_rodney_king_tmzTwo close friends of Rodney King think his fiancée isn't telling the truth about what happened leading up to his death ... and they've voiced their suspicions to cops, TMZ has learned. 

As TMZ first reported, King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, says she was awakened by the sound of King banging on the window of their home just after 5:00 AM on Sunday ... and then heard him fall in the pool. 

But sources close to King tell TMZ they heard Kelley tell the story several times to friends ... only the story changed a little bit each time and it seemed to them that she was lying about something.

We're told two of Kelley's friends who spoke with her in the hours following King's death have gone to police and spoke to a detective. Our source says the detective took down their story and their information and said he would be in touch. 

Rialto PD say so far they have discovered no signs of foul play, but they are conducting a drowning investigation and will perform an autopsy at some point.

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Paul B    

Why does TMZ always have to come up with a conspiracy story. Can't there just be death my misadventure. It was well known the he was a drug addict.

756 days ago
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Wellington     

Her story didn't make any sense to me when I read it yesterday. I hope the police thoroughly investigate and don't just sweep it under the rug.

756 days ago
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Jeff Portlance    

Well, lets face it, this girl who was set to marry Rodney was also a juror in his trial!! Gimme a break! She knew exactly what he got from his lawsuit. That right there should speak volumes about her.

756 days ago
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jen    

If he was coherant enough to bang windows doors etc , then he would be coherant enough to get out of a swimming pool if he fell in , since there is no mention of head trauma , its not like its an ocean with tides etc its a swimming pool . more to this story then she is letting on maybe not foul play but perhaps she locked him out of the house because of a violent argument , definately something she is not owning up to

756 days ago
20.

Susan62509    

His girlfriend, per TMZ, called police at 5:00 a.m. and police arrived at 5:30 a.m. Why did it take police 30 minutes to arrive at the scene?

His girlfriend hasn't mentioned anything about trying to save him when he first fell in. I thought this was strange.

756 days ago
21.

Jeff    

The LAPD will not find anything suspicious, even if there was foul play. They could really care less.

756 days ago
22.

robert chowaniec    

Yeah america LOST A REAL CLASS ACT THERE !

756 days ago
23.

robert chowaniec    

Oh and jeff your right they could care less and neither could anybody else!

756 days ago
24.

Truth    

NO DOUBT THE GUY DROWNED. THAT'S THE CAUSE OF DEATH WITH ALCOHOL INTOXICATION AS CONTRIBUTORY CAUSE. THEY WILL FIND WATER IN HIS LUNGS BUT HOW DID HE DROWN IS THE KEY... WAS SOMEONE ELSE THERE WITH THIS CHIC? DID SOMEONE HOLD HIM DOWN IN THE POOL AFTER THE BIG SPLASH? WHO PUSHED HIM IN? CNN HAS A VIDEO FROM 2011 WHERE THEY INTERVIEW KING AT HIS HOUSE. THEY SHOW HIM IN THE POOL. THE POOL IS SHALLOW LIKE 5FT OR LESS. IT SHOWS HIM WALKING ALL AROUND THE POOL SO NO DOUBT IF HE FELL HE COULD GET ON HIS FEET, STAND UP, AND BREATHE WITHOUT THE NEED TO SWIM TO THE SURFACE. KING IS 6' 3" TALL. ONLY WAY HE DROWNED SO FAST IS IF HE HAD A SEIZURE, HEART ARRHYTHMIA, OR SOMEONE PUSHED HIM IN WHILST HE WAS DRUNK AND HELD HIM DOWN. #TRUTH!!

756 days ago
25.

m    

AMF

756 days ago
26.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I said yesterday they should haul that broad down to Chinatown not that I really care about Rodney King's welfare he was a human being when he wasn't being a thug criminal. Remember too that Gary Coleman was wasted by his 'woman' when she pushed him off a chair although she got lucky and the cops and DA bought her bullspit story about that. I tell ya, you get a little dough, keep the gutter chicks at arms length at all times. Something nutty happened to him, autopsy will get the cops moving...most people don't drown being drunk and stoned by then again the Rolling Stones Brian Jones died the same way

756 days ago
27.

JJ    

Actually WHO cares?
This isn't news; it's a tragedy for his family.

756 days ago
28.

niles    

There's something rotten in Rialto.

756 days ago
29.

Ih8Taxes    

Dang, things just always drag out with this guy. Why couldn't he have taken his millions and bought a house in the country where it's quiet and live a peaceful life.

756 days ago
30.

Kevin    

Follow the money!!

756 days ago
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