Police have released their findings from the crime scene investigation of Chris Cornell‘s Detroit hotel room, where the singer died back in May.
Billboard obtained the full report, which states the Soundgarden frontman had a “well defined ligature mark present on the neck/throat area.”
The 52-year-old singer was found by his bodyguard on May 18 after kicking the hotel room door down, hours after playing a Detroit concert. A resistance band was around Cornell’s neck while the other end was clipped over the bathroom door.
Cornell’s wife speculated his anxiety medication may have triggered suicidal behaviour. A toxicology report found Earlier this year, a toxicology report found Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital, Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and barbituates present in his system at the time of Cornell’s death.
A medical examiner has determined that Cornell hanged himself, and an autopsy ruled the sedatives and an anti-anxiety drug did not contribute to his death.
Here’s hoping this information will help the family find peace.