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Investigation Into Prince's Death Continues Nearly A Year After Death

Search warrants connected to Prince's death investigation to be unsealed What killed Prince?
Tobias Pedroso | 18 Abril, 2017, 06:14

The medical examiner's office said Prince died of an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.

While returning to Minneapolis, Prince's private plane makes an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., about 1:15 a.m. after he overdoses on opioids, according to a source. Documents unsealed Monday don't say how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him, and Tamburino says finding the answer to that will be the target for investigators. Johnson was Prince's bodyguard.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's been almost a year since Prince died from an accidental drug overdose at his suburban Minneapolis recording studio and estate, yet investigators still haven't interviewed a key associate or asked a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges are warranted, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.

One pill bottle, which was labeled Vitamin D, instead contained a different medication inside, according to the search warrant filed by authorities.

And, experts say, prosecutors and investigators don't want to lose a high-profile case such as Prince's — likely increasing their caution. Investigators questioned the doctor, who had prescribed an undisclosed medication to Prince, and executed a search warrant for the musician's medical records.

Beginning Thursday, Prince's Paisley Park estate will welcome fans from around the world to Celebration 2017, a four-day event filled with live music, panel discussions, and special presentations that will celebrate Prince's life and legacy.

Several search warrants were unsealed Monday near the one-year anniversary of Prince's death of a fentanyl overdose. Kornfeld can not clear his schedule to fly to Minnesota immediately, so he sends his son, Andrew, on an overnight flight.

According to an affidavit filed September 12, 2016, Carver County Sheriff's investigators and the DEA conducted a Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program warrant.

But by the time Andrew Kornfeld arrived at the singer's Paisley Park complex on the morning of April 21, it was too late.

FILE - In this April 21, 2016, file photo, a rainbow appears over Prince's Paisley Park estate near a memorial for the rock superstar in Chanhassen, Minn. He and five others were searching for Prince when Kornfeld said he heard a scream. Andrew Kornfeld was the person who called 911, Mauzy said.

Prince did not have a cellphone, and authorities searched multiple email accounts that belonged to him, as they tried to determine who he was communicating with and where he got the drugs that killed him, according to the search warrants. "He was the healthiest man I knew", a bodyguard known as "Romeo" told CNN. "He loved this space", she said on a recent tour, pointing out the skylights that illuminate the space, the marble floor and the doves that live in two white cages on a mezzanine and occasionally coo. Instead, the artist communicated only through email and a landline telephone after his cell phone had been hacked and its information leaked. Her husband explained that he had mixed wine with aspirin, she said. They divorced in 2000.

Blaming the flu, Prince cancels two concerts in Atlanta.

Police believe that was an alias Prince used when he travelled.

Another half-sibling, Lorna Nelson, also alleged drug use by Prince but was not involved in getting drugs for him, Padden said.