The mother of late singer Aaron Carter has shared “gruesome photos” of what she claims is the scene of her son’s death in Lancaster.
Jane Carter, who goes by Jane Schneck on Facebook, posted the images on her page Wednesday in an effort to get authorities to investigate the “I Want Candy” singer’s November death as a possible homicide.
“Still trying to do a real investigation into my son Aaron Carter’s death,” she wrote on Facebook. “I want to share these death scene photos with all of you because the medical examiner wrote it off as an accidental drug overdose.”
However, the Los Angeles County Coroner has yet to determine the musician’s official cause of death. The agency has put it on hold, pending additional investigation, according to online records. The Times reported in November that the agency performed an autopsy but delayed releasing a cause of death pending chemical tests.
“Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the death of Aaron Carter,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement to the Times on Thursday. “To date, no evidence of foul play has been found during the investigation. The results of Mr. Carter’s autopsy are still pending. The investigation remains ongoing.”
The 34-year-old former child star was found dead in his bathtub, two law enforcement sources told The Times in November.
Representatives for the coroner and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond Thursday to requests for comment.
“It was never investigated as a possible crime scene because of his past addiction,” Carter’s mother claimed in her post.
The images he posted, which he said were not taken by police, showed what appeared to be the interior of Carter’s bathroom. One photo showed a bathtub filled with green-tinted water. Others showed a toilet and clothes strewn across a stained tiled floor, as well as soiled rags, towels and clothes.
“Look at the pictures. They weren’t taken by the police, but they allowed people in and out,” he claimed. “Although there were many possible homicide reports over the years Aaron had many death threats and many people who made his life miserable.”
“There was no proper investigation,” he said in a separate post, pleading with legal commentator and television journalist Nancy Grace to “assist our investigation.” He also cast doubt on the housekeeper who allegedly found Carter’s body and said she was “fully supported” by family friends who knew she had to publish “the awful pictures”.
“It’s because we haven’t been taken and we haven’t been taken seriously by Law Enforcement especially in Lancaster Ca,” he continued. “They let everyone go through what should have been at least an investigation Because of my son’s mental illness and prescription drug issues, they just wanted it to be an easy thing that they didn’t have the time or inclination to deal with. This is not going to work for me or Melanie or anyone who truly loved him.”
“We want answers. We want justice. There are people who need to be held accountable,” he wrote.
In January, Carter’s fiancee, Melanie Martin, told TMZ that the medical examiner ruled out drowning because no water was found in the musician’s lungs, despite the discovery of his body in the bathtub.
She and his mother, who have at various times been estranged from the “House of Carters” star, told the site at the time that they were still awaiting drug test results and wanted law enforcement to investigate an alleged drug deal. his night. death. Martin said she found text messages on Carter’s phone from an unknown person telling him he owed $800 for an unknown substance. Carter allegedly told the person he no longer needed the substance, but the person responded by saying it didn’t matter and that he still owed money.
The former child star, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, became a pop sensation at the age of 9 and had been to rehab five times. Carter said he spent a decade addicted to dropping or inhaling computer duster spray to get high, but had to stop because he was physically harmed by the habit. He said he took a drug to prevent seizures caused by the puffing habit. Less than a year before his death, he appeared on the “Wild Ride” podcast and stated that he was “California sober,” meaning he only used marijuana products.