Amid reports police in Georgia opened a criminal investigation into the case of Bobby Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, it is instructive to recall Brown’s aunt warned immediately following Houston’s death three years ago that Bobby Kristina was “not safe.”
Last week, Bobby Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub and she has been in a medically induced coma since.
The conditions were eerily similar to the death of Houston, who was found dead in the bathtub of her guest room at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California.
Celebrity newssite TMZ.com reports cops have opened a criminal investigation focusing on Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who reportedly administered CPR while a friend who discovered Brown’s body in the tub called 9-1-1.
Reports TMZ: “Law enforcement sources tell us … Bobbi Kristina had certain injuries that have piqued their interest. We do not know the nature of the injuries. Multiple sources tell TMZ there is a history of violence between Bobbi Kristina and boyfriend Nick Gordon.”
In an ominous but largely forgotten interview seventeen days after Houston’s death on February 11, 2012, Leolah Brown, sister of Houston’s husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, warned her niece was in danger.
“I am concerned about my niece Bobbi Kristina, yes,” Leolah told the television show Access Hollywood at the time, referring to Kristina Brown as “Krissy.”
“Krissy is not safe right now,” she said. “I want to say to Krissy that it’s very, very, very important that she does not trust anybody at this time. Anybody except her father, her grandmother Cissy and myself. And I mean that.”
Leolah Brown did not elaborate on the purported threat faced by her niece other than to say, “Right now is the time to just really shut the door.”
Leolah’s attorney, Reginald Mason, was also unspecific about who may try to harm Brown.
“There are persons that possibly would want to take advantage of Bobbi Kristina’s fragile state of mind,” Mason claimed at the time.
Leolah further claimed “I believe Whitney’s death was not accidental. No.”
Asked who or what then killed Houston, Leolah replied: “My attorney has advised me not to get into that at all,” she told Access. “But, it’s very important to know that she did not just pass away like that. No. And if it’s the last thing that I do, I’m going to find out what truly happened to my sister.”