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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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61.

Susan    

This poor man was never right after that racist, riot inducing beating. Agreed lots of questions to be answered and I hope he comes back and haunts the hell out of those racist cops in LAPD. RIP Rodney King - you certainly were never able to live in peace. Sympathy to his kids.

671 days ago
62.

Bill Giamou    

This human piece of garbage had friends? I thought old Rodney would have Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson swear that the white devil pool manufacturers of america were responsible for this miserable excuse of a human being's death.

671 days ago
63.

Silly    

I believe it has to do with foul play. People say its not foul play because he drowned but theres more to this story and the girlfriend knows all the information.

671 days ago
64.

Melissa    

I just heard on the nes his fiancée was one of the jurors on the trial that awarded him his settlement. She had this all planned out.

671 days ago
65.

Melissa    

*oops I meant news

671 days ago
66.

Stacie    

Cynthia needs to realize that the most important thing right now is his children. They need answers as well as closure.

671 days ago
67.

SId    

Everybody knows pot-heads don't float!
Smoke they drugs in a wooden boat!
Crash their cars, drivin' high or worse!
Steal pot money from their mother's purse!
So smoke your weed, you nasty goat!
Everyone knows, pot-heads don't float!

671 days ago
68.

Herndon Davis    

Rodney King was an unconventional messenger carrying an amazingly powerful message to the world.

He was the unlikely conduit through which America and the world sparked conversations concerning police brutality, racism and social inequality. --> http://youtu.be/SDkaXqsY-GM

671 days ago
69.

Herndon Davis    

Rodney King was an unconventional messenger carrying an amazingly powerful message to the world.

He was the unlikely conduit through which America and the world sparked conversations concerning police brutality, racism and social inequality. --> http://youtu.be/SDkaXqsY-GM

671 days ago
70.

Kathryne    

I first heard the news, I was saddened....then I was outraged! I do not believe it was an accident.We owe some dignity to this man;he was badly hurt in life, interegate, the GF. Avarice is a mortal sin. Give him peace in his death....He just wanted us to get along, now do your damn job, investigate. God Bless You, Rodney, I will never forget you.

671 days ago
71.

Dawn    

Why does someone POST all his arrest photo's along with ENTIRE beating video.... they will see 2 others where there and how many times did Rodney get arrested after the inocedent and NEVER got punished.... he had a GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card for life....I say Good Riddens!

671 days ago
72.

Yeti    

So...perhaps King died in his own alcohol-and-drug-induced haze hours before the fiance awoke from her own alcohol-and-drug-induced haze, then the fiance cleaned up the scene around the pool and THEN called 911? The autopsy should determine where the investigation should go...and then the conspiracy theorists will reject any and all official findings, and...so it goes.

671 days ago
73.

SimplyHappy    

Rodney King was a decent swimmer, he swam everyday. Cynthia Kelly claims "she isn't a good swimmer" Which means she can swim, just not well.TMZ reported that Cynthia found King naked, banging on the glass, and she called out to him, "What's wrong, Rodney?" C K told friends she then went to grab her phone when she heard a big splash. She then went to the backyard and discovered him in the bottom of the pool and called police. It's a very strange story indeed, and it certainly needs to be investigated. I don't understand why if she saw him screaming while naked & banging on the door she didn't simply open the door or why she found the need to go and get her cell phone instead? Also, after she saw him at the bottom of the pool, why wouldn't she jump in and either attempt to lift him to the surface of the water or simply pull him towards the shallow end. By the sounds of it he was motionless at this point. She really didn't have to be a strong swimmer, it's amazing what one person is capable of in an extreme situation if you try. I do hope the real story comes out, and these questions are answered.
RIP Rodney

671 days ago
74.

berns123    

Rodney King was no hero he did not have nor leave a legacy he was an adict and a piece of **** ....who took advantage of society

671 days ago
75.

annette    

su-prize, su-rprize

671 days ago
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