The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the possibility that the death scene of Wendy Blackstone, sister of television producer Jill Blackstone, may have been staged.
Wendy Blackstone initially seemed to have died due to carbon monoxide poisoning from a barbecue grill in the garage of the San Fernando Valley residence that the sisters shared. A suicide note was found in Wendy’s hand, but police are now questioning the situation, TMZ reports.
As reported by TheWrap yesterday, Jill Blackstone, whose producing credits include “The Jerry Springer Show,” “Divorce Court” and “Family Court With Judge Penny,” was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder. However, police told TheWrap that the district attorney’s office dropped the charges and asked for further investigation. The murder investigation is still ongoing, police said Thursday, though Blackstone has been released from custody.
According to TMZ, the producer told emergency responders on Saturday that she had passed out. After spending two days in the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning, Blackstone was arrested on Monday.
Wendy Blackstone, who was deaf, had not been seen by anybody besides her sister in the two days before her death, TMZ reported.