Coroner: Some meds found in Whitney Houston’s room


A coroner’s official says some prescription medicines were found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died but not in large quantities.   

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said today that medications were found but declined to offer any specifics because police have requested that no details about the investigation be released.   Winter says there weren’t a lot of prescription bottles.

Earlier today, Beverly Hills police said Houston was under water and apparently unconscious when she was found in a hotel bathtub. 

Lt. Mark Rosen said the singer was found Saturday by a member of her personal staff at approximately 3:30 pm.  Rosen says Houston was pulled from the tub by members of her staff, and hotel security was promptly notified.

Rosen says further details of Houston’s death are not being released to preserve the integrity of the investigation.   

There were no indications of foul play and no obvious signs of trauma on Houston’s body, but officials were not ruling out any causes of death until they have toxicology results, which will likely take weeks to obtain.

Ed will have full coverage of this developing story tonight at 8pET on msnbc.  His guests will include Deni Carise, Ph.D., chief clinical officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization operating in ten states, and Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor of and a msnbc Contributor. 

Coroner: Some meds found in Whitney Houston's room