DRUG DEBT?: Private investigator claims that Whitney Houston was murdered by drug dealers
WHITNEY HOUSTON was murdered by drug dealers, a private investigator has claimed.
Paul Huebl says he has turned over evidence to the FBI that shows the 48-year-old singer was killed over a drug debt in February, reports The National Enquirer
The medical examiner ruled that she drowned in her bathtub at the Beverley Hilton hotel after taking a cocktail of cocaine, marijuana and several legal drugs on February 11.
However, Huebi, a former Chicago police officer, disagrees with the Los Angeles County Coroner's ruling that the star's death was 'accidental.'
“Whitney’s body shows classic defense wounds that would have occurred while she was battling for her life,” he told the US magazine.
The magazine also report Huebl saying that the troubled star, who publicly fought a battle with drug addiction, was targeted by several 'high powered drug dealers who sent thugs to collect a huge debt she owed for drugs.'
She owed $1.5million to dealers, according to some reports.
Huebl says that Houston had previously been subjected to harassment dealers trying to collect on her debt and claims to have obtained a surveillance video that shows two unknown men who repeatedly went to the Beverly Hilton and integrated themselves into Houston's entourage.
The private investigator, who was hired by a client who did not believe the official reports on Houston's death, said he also has evidence that Houston's hotel room was ransacked, showing further hints of a violent struggle.
“I think that if you put all these things together, they do kind of spell homicide, with a big red capital "H,"' he told MailOnline.
The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A message left with Beverley Hills police was not immediately returned, they said.