A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 21:04
Prince left no known will when he died last April 21 and the judge overseeing the estate has yet to formally declare six of his siblings as its heirs.
New details regarding Prince's overdose death have been revealed almost one year after the singer was found in an elevator at Paisley Park in Minneapolis. He says he wrote the prescription in Johnson's name to protect Prince's privacy. The documents show authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of Prince's associates, and Prince's email accounts to try to determine how he got the fentanyl, a synthetic drug 50 times more powerful than heroin.
About a week before his death, Prince's private jet made an emergency landing early April 15 in Moline, Illinois, on the way back from a performance in Atlanta.
The long-awaited search warrants in Prince's death have been unsealed, revealing a lengthy list of prescription medications found throughout the singer's estate, some in the name of one of his oldest confidants - and several containing controlled substances. No one has been charged with a crime in connection with Prince's death.
The documents suggest Prince was struggling with prescription opioid addiction. Schulenberg has an active medical license and is now practicing family medicine in Minnesota. Dr. Schulenberg met with Prince and prescribed him Clonidine, Hydroxyzine Pamoate and Diazepam, according to the search warrant.
Investigators haven't interviewed either Johnson or Schulenberg since the hours after Prince died, an official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
Detectives also discovered Prince's suitcase - which was the one found with several narcotics inside (in prescription pill bottles under Johnson's name) - had the name tag of "Peter Bravestrong" - an alias name authorities believe Prince used when he traveled in an attempt to maintain his privacy.
The specialist, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, couldn't get there immediately so he sent his son, Andrew Kornfeld, on an overnight flight to Minnesota. The Kornfelds' attorney, William Mauzy, has said Andrew had meant to give the medication to a doctor who planned to see Prince on April 21.