Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson has spoken with media about the death of Prince and has confirmed that there are “no suspicious circumstances”.
Olson said Prince was alone at his home studio Paisley Park when he died but did not consider the fact he was alone in the house strange. “Prince was a very private person,” he said, “and I don’t think this was unusual.”
Olson explained that the investigation is just normal process “because this was an unwitnessed death of a middle-aged adult, the decision was made to process the scene. This was normal protocol,” he said.
“CPR was initially started but was unsuccessful,” Olson said. “He was declared dead at 10:07 A.M. . . . We have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide. But this is early in the investigation.”
The investigation has concluded but results will not be made public until the autopsy is complete. “We finished with our processing yesterday afternoon, and turned Paisley Park over to his representatives.” The investigation is considered ongoing until the coroner report is filed.
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