Mom found dead at party had blood alcohol level nearly 3 times legal limit

Tamla Horsford also had marijuana in her system

A Forsyth County mother of five had an alcohol level of .238 percent — nearly three times the legal limit for driving — when she fell to her death, according to toxicology test results released Thursday.

Tamla Horsford, 40, also had marijuana and Xanax in her system when she was found Nov. 4 while attending a sleepover party at a Cumming home, according to investigators. Horsford was found unresponsive in the backyard of the home after apparently falling between 10 and 15 feet from a deck.

An autopsy revealed Horsford had numerous severe injuries to her head, neck and torso, including a broken vertebrae and laceration to her heart, the GBI’s report states.

“The observed injuries are consistent with those received in a fall,” the GBI autopsy report states.

Horsford’s death was ruled accidental due to multiple blunt force injuries. The toxicology results were released this week.

Family members and friends have questioned whether Horsford could have died from the fall. The family hired another medical examiner who found extensive injuries all over her body, her friend, Michelle Graves, told Channel 2 Action News.

But on Wednesday, the Forsyth Sheriff's Office announced it had closed the death investigation after finding no evidence of foul play.