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Lisa Robin Kelly

Authorities Suspicious of Cause of Death

8/21/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Authorities are suspicious of the cause of Lisa Robin Kelly's death and both the L.A. County Coroner and the L.A. County Sheriff are conducting separate investigations ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the L.A. County Coroner never got a call from the rehab facility where Kelly died.   A doctor at the rehab facility pronounced Kelly dead at 8:07 AM Thursday, but we're told the Coroner didn't find out until noon, when an official from the office saw the post on TMZ.

But we're told what really made authorities suspicious ... the rehab doctor told the Coroner Kelly died from an embolism.  Our sources say the Coroner scoffed at the doctor's conclusion, because there's no way to know if someone died of an embolism without performing an autopsy.   In other words, you can't tell by looking at a dead body.

Our sources say the doctor at the facility told the Coroner Kelly was taking detox drugs, but the toxicology report isn't in so it's unclear if the drugs played a part in her death.

As for the embolism -- the Coroner still has not made a determination.  But they ARE suspicious.  And, we're told, the Sheriff has issued a security hold on the case, meaning no information can be released while the case is being investigated.



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I thought the story the other day say that the rehab facility claimed that she had NOT taken any detox drugs?

436 days ago


De-Tox should be done in a hospital ICU style setting, with saline drip and full electronic and physical observation. It should NOT be done in some foolish clinic with no attending physician watching the patient on a rather continuous basis. De-Tox clinics as currently set up in some cities are more suitable for treating the drug using lifestyle after the addicts body has returned to stability.

436 days ago

Bob DaMahn    

Coroner is a hater, it may not be able to be determined before an Autopsy but with the issues they had drawing blood it is very likely that she did suffer from an "air" embolism and that the pronouncing Dr. from the clinic is correct, he's just upset someone saying cause if death and isn't from his office.

436 days ago

Lucy in the Sky    

Well that explains why they won't name the rehab center she was in yet...

436 days ago


Wow, is Conrad Murray out of prison and has a new job??

436 days ago


Not calling 911 the second she was found unresponsive is enough to make anyone with a brain suspicious. This is beyond the scope of protocol in any rehab facility. Secondly, this poor woman should have been hospitalized for at least 72 hours to be medically detoxed. Detoxing without medical supervision is an invitation to death. Seizures and convulsions are very common during detox process. This is more than likely what killed this poor woman. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. Alcoholism is the most insidious disease.

436 days ago


Probably a seizure. Can't abruptly stop alcohol or benzos, it can kill you. Maybe they (rehab) took her off these things to fast

436 days ago


The 12-Step religious AA/NA cult Treatment Center had to cover up her death.....

WHERE was the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult's "HIGHER POWER"?

436 days ago


The 12-Step religious AA/NA cult Treatment Industry KILLS AGAIN.

Usually the "DOCTORS" working in Rehab Centers are JUNKIES & DRUNKS themselves, with Rehabs Centers as THE ONLY place they can get a job...peddling that 12-Step religious AA/NA cult "HIGHER POWER" nonsense.

436 days ago


I'm sorry to learn of this tragic loss. I pray that this lovely young lady can find the peace in death that she could not find in life.

436 days ago


at least someone is saying nice and sweet things about her, this guy definitely had a close relationship wiht lisa..Rip

436 days ago


Well, I don't know about your sources, but they CAN diagnose blood clots in the living. As for a dead person, I believe it may depend on how long ago they died (minutes, hours). Blood starts to settle and pool in the extremities almost immediately. What you seem to be trying to say is it's INCONCLUSIVE at this point. Usually a simple blood test (living) will confirm blood clots. Seems like shooting a fly with a cannon to do an Autopsy to confirm an embolism by blood clot. Any medical history for this previously?

436 days ago


She was great in that's 70's show.. hated it when they replaced her. RIP pretty lady.

436 days ago


Hey BBnotBB Were you masturbating as you wrote this dissertation?

436 days ago


I smell a rat! Something is up here. I work in the addictions field and you always call 911. Even if they are cold! I want to know which facility this was.

436 days ago
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