Autopsy Report on Bobbi Kristina Released; Does It Clear Nick Gordon?

Bobbi Kriss ans Cissy
The autopsy report on Bobbi Kristina was ironically released today on what would have been her 23rd birthday. Local news channel 11Alive filed an open records request that was granted by a judge today. The DA’s office had kept it under seal because of the possibility

Her cause of death is listed as lobar pneumonia due to “Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, delayed effects” and “Immersion of face in water complicating mixed drug intoxication.”

The autopsy findings indicted multiple drugs were involved, including: marijuana, alcohol (ethanol), benzoylecgonine (a cocaine-related substance), benzodiazepines (medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety) and morphine.  The report goes on to say it could not be determined from toxicology tests whether the morphine resulted from heroin use.


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The manner of death was Undetermined as there was no way to know if the drugs were taken in an attempted suicide, or homicide or whether it was an accidental overdose.  To me this closes the case against Nick Gordon unless the DA has specific information from the other people who were in the house the night she drowned.   It also supports that she was most likely brain dead the entire time she was kept on life support as we believed.

The basis of the Brown Estate’s civil suit, however is that Nick was the one that gave Krissi the drugs that led to her death. If they can prove that, then the criminal case would move forward.

We’ve had a lot of um…spirited debate on the situation surrounding Krissi’s death. If you missed that, click here!


Filed under Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Entertainment News, News, Nick Gordon

23 responses to “Autopsy Report on Bobbi Kristina Released; Does It Clear Nick Gordon?

  1. Dee

    Thank you for this, I’ve thought about her often.

  2. Toni Lee Gildea

    This is just sad.

  3. Kim

    I was one of the ones waiting for the hammer to fall on Nick Gordon. I heard they got statements from the 2 witnesses from that night. I think the problems with the case against Gordon happened when her friend who was there that night had to give testimony about her frequent drug use during an unrelated civil case where BK crashed her car. If it’s true there was closed circuit TV recordings of that night, would probably be the only way to prove anything for sure & those must be “missing”.That’s as far as the criminal case. I think the family has a better chance with the civil trial & him transferring money after she was in a coma (although I’m sure that money’s spent by now)…And what ever happened to Whitney’s $250k ring??

  4. cece

    This is all so sad. Such a tragic end to a young life. I also feel bad for Nick even though he is not the best person. He has been found guilty in public opinion without knowing all the facts.They were both addicts and probaly each others enablers . I hope Nick can turn his life around before it’s too late. I understand Bobbi’ s families anger but she was an adult that made the decision to do drugs. Sadly her path was paved by growing up around addict parents.

  5. Sad. Drugs. I see a drug induced drowning, no fault of Nicks. Bobby Christina knew her drugs and had her suppliers, Nick was not needed for that.

    When you raise children with both parents using, add Whitneys death then give the young people unlimited funds this is what happens.

    Hope Nicks Mom has the ring and if he cleans up she can use it to help him start a new life.

  6. JoJoFLL

    Or they could make the case that she was self medicating because of the abuse.

    • TAT

      In what court? If someone uses voluntarily you can’t make a case that it is someone else’s fault. Unless they inject or provide. But as a side effect of abuse you do fatal drugs? No. At least not thati have seen.

  7. Off Topic Feb. 28 – Mar 4 = 16 posts up
    Mar.3 day off let’s support her day off. Thank you TT you are appreciated by all.

    • Miguel

      So true, calipatti! Still, I found myself at a loss yesterday, without TT (sad, but true – considering my recent discovery of TT). Absence has indeed made my heart grow ever fonder, of the TT blog, contributors and commenters, alike!!!

  8. Margarett

    It’s sad for a young person to die before having a chance to live her life.

    Thank you for giving us the autopsy results, Tamara. You’ve handled the posts about this with grace and consideration. I think I will go back and read them again just to remind myself.

    You and Banjo have a great weekend. (That’s an order.). I plan to rest, read, and relax myself.

  9. hannahkingrose

    I didn’t realize that Bobbi Kristina and I share the same birthday until now. It’s sad that they still cannot determine if it was accidental or a homocide but happens it in other cases than just hers. I do feel the Brown’s will go forward with the civil case against Nick. It seems like civil cases allow information in that is often withheld in a criminal case. Just like with O.J. Simpson. He was acquitted criminally but convicted civilly. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

  10. Sadness, just sadness all these lives destroyed by drugs! I know people hope that Nick is crucified but I think there is plenty of blame to go around! It’s sad that after seeing her parents struggle with drugs that she ended up doing the same!

  11. CoBe

    What would be the point in suing a man with no money?

    This is a tragedy. For the family members that actually remember her, I recommend they keep the good memories and move on.

    The rest didn’t bother with her in life, so why so hopped up to be involved in her death?

    • CoBe, my thoughts also. I’m guessing to ease their own guilt and finding another at fault.
      I seldom see trials as a fact finding source. TT knows better than me about this.

  12. Meri

    I have doubts about the motivations of Bobby Brown’s family. I have no idea if Krissy was medicated by someone other than herself and don’t see much of a case…civil or criminal. May she rest in peace and I’m glad that her suffering has ended. Keeping her alive while brain dead was cruel on many levels. This is just a sad story with a terrible ending. Your handling of the story was greatly appreciated for the sensitivity and kindness that you always included in your blogs about Krissy.

  13. therealdeb

    Here is my opinion on this subject, they were both addicts who used around the clock. This poor girls life was fucked from the get go, both parents addicted and had too much money and nobody told them no. The whole family is a bunch of hanger-oners and they only wanted a life they could never create for themselves. Krissi had zero chance at a decent life, she saw terrible addiction from her earliest days and was allowed to do what ever she wanted. Where were these concerned family members when she was a toddler? When she was a teen? they were sitting around with their freaking hands out wanting some music money. This whole thing disgusts me for so many reasons, the talent her mother had and threw away on her drug addled life, the life of this lost child. Leave Nick alone now, he has suffered, greatly. If it didn’t happen that night it would have happened on another night at some point.

    • Iprefermyteaunsweetend

      I wholeheartedly agree with much of what you said. In retrospect looking at all the “tell all” documentaries and so-called friends of Whitneys who have talked since her death, this whole situation was tragic and senseless. So many people purport to know what was going on but how many actually tried to help her? I mean really help her, not clean her up for a minute and then pimp their cash cow back out there 24-7 so she could make them more money. I think much the same thing happened to MJ. It all kind of reminds me of how OJ was demonized by Nicole’s family for being an abuser but at the same time they took his money all the while knowing he was beating her. If someone in my family was getting beat down by their spouse, I’d drag them kicking and screaming away from that situation whether they wanted it or not, money be damned! Just sad. All for the love of money.
      And you hit the nail on the head. If Whitneys family knew she was that messed up, why didn’t they intervene when BK was younger? Sad.

  14. Kim

    Some place blame on her family for her death, for not intervening, however what can the family do if she refused treatment & denied drug abuse? She was an adult & living off her inheritance. Sadly, not much can be done when an adult CHOOSES to live with drugs. I think she was still devastated by her mother’s death & increased her drug use to cope. She met her unfortunate end because of the lifestyle she chose & the company she kept.

    • Miguel

      Kim, alot of what you wrote could apply to Kim from rhobh – I hope her story doesn’t share the same ending…

  15. Cat

    Sad. So much like her mother.

  16. microop

    While I suppose homicide is possible, I struggle with motive. He wasn’t her husband. So what could he gain from killing her?

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