Bobbi Kristina Brown Preliminary Autopsy Shows No ‘Significant Injuries’

It will likely take weeks for a cause of death to be determined, coroner’s office says

Last Updated: July 27, 2015 @ 2:31 PM

A preliminary autopsy report on Bobbi Kristina Brown — the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston who died Sunday at age 22 — has been released, with no obvious underlying cause of death identified.

The autopsy also did not reveal any “significant injuries” or previously unknown medical conditions that could have contributed to her death, according to a statement from the Fulton County, Georgia, Medical Examiner’s Office.

The office said in a press release Monday that additional laboratory testing will be performed, and that subpoenas have been issued to obtain necessary information.

A death certificate will likely not be issued nor will a cause and manner of death be determined, for several weeks. The medical examiner’s office still has to complete all test results, and obtain and thoroughly review “all investigative, medical, and other documentary records.”

Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub at her Roswell, Georgia, home on January 31. She was later moved to a rehabilitation facility and, ultimately, to hospice care. According to her grandmother Cissy Houston, Brown suffered global irreversible brain damage. In a release issued Monday, the coroner’s office said that the passage of time will “complicate reconstruction of the events surrounding her initial unresponsiveness.”

“However, an autopsy could be helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of her unresponsiveness and eventual death,” the office said.

In a statement Monday, Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown said that his daughter’s death had left him “completely numb.”

“Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time,” Brown said. “My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable. We thank everyone for the prayers for Krissy and our family as we mourn my baby girl.”

The Roswell Police Department is still investigating the case.

Meanwhile, Brown’s funeral is tentatively set for Thursday, July 30, in the Atlanta area, according to a report published Monday by “Entertainment Tonight.”

The syndicated show’s website also reported that filmmaker Tyler Perry, a longtime Houston family friend, is helping with the funeral arrangements.

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