The New York Post and TMZ are reporting that the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, has decided to take her off life support on Wednesday, the third anniversary of her mother’s death.
A family source told the Post that the move is a symbolic way to keep mother and daughter together for eternity. The source said that the Brown and the Houston families, who have argued over her care, arrived at the decision together. “This is the only thing they can agree on—that she’s gone, and there’s nothing more than can be done for her,” the source said.
However, a Houston family source refuted the reports to Us Weekly, saying there is “no truth to it at all.”
Brown has been in a medically induced coma since she was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell, Ga., home on Jan. 31. Police are still investigating how she ended up that way. Although initial reports said no drugs were in the house, family members told TMZ that authorities found drugs in a second, more thorough search of the premises.
TMZ reported last week that the focus of the investigation is Brown’s “husband,” Nick Gordon(who is not actually married to Brown), and that police are looking into a possible altercation between the two an hour before she was discovered. Gordon reportedly hasn’t visited Brown since she was transferred from North Fulton Hospital to Emory University Hospital, possiblybeing banned by her family from seeing her.
On Sunday, CNN reported that Brown had some unexplained injuries, with a friend telling CNN’s Nancy Grace that police had asked Gordon about bruises to Brown’s chest. An Atlanta reporter, Dave Huddleston of WSB-TV, later tweeted that police are investigating injuries to Brown’s mouth and Gordon’s hands.
Gordon and a friend, Max Lomas, were initially credited with discovering Brown’s body and calling 911, but Lomas’ attorney, Philip Holloway, told People that Lomas is the one who found Brown and pulled her out of the bathtub. Lomas has been under scrutiny because of drug and firearm charges stemming from a Jan. 14 incident with his girlfriend—to which Lomas has pleaded not guilty—but Holloway says police have not suggested that his client is a suspect in Brown’s case.
“There’s been no indication that he’s facing charging,” Holloway says. “He was just a guy doing the best he could to get help for his friend.”