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Bobbi Kristina: Autopsy planned; funeral reportedly to be in Atlanta

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has the sad and challenging job of determining what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown .

The only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown died Sunday, nearly six months after a Jan. 31 medical emergency sent her first to the hospital, then a long-term care facility and finally, hospice.

In a statement , the Medical Examiner's office said the lengthy duration between the time she was first hospitalized and the time of her death will "complicate" its mission of determining a cause.

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ET reports  that Bobbi Kristina’s funeral will be held in Atlanta and that she will be buried in New Jersey, next to her mother.

Bobbi Kristina’s untimely death tees up possible legal action. While she remained hospitalized,  her court-appointed representative has sued her one-time companion Nick Gordon, alleging physical violence and financial impropriety.

The Roswell Police Department initially responded after Bobbi Kristina, then 21, was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31. An incident report described it as a drowning. The department has released little information about the subsequent investigation and did not respond to recent AJC queries regarding whether any charges were anticipated.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has said his office was taking up the matter and that an announcement on charges, if any, would be made at “the appropriate time.”


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