Cops say it appears he died of “either natural causes or an accident.” Wait, what? How do you die of natural causes from traumatic injury to the rectal area? And more importantly, what kind of accident would that have been?
Strange story, folks.
Here’s more on the story from the Daily Mail:
The 47-year-old heir to one of America’s greatest oil fortunes was found dead on Tuesday afternoon under strange circumstances but authorities do not believe foul play was involved.
Los Angeles Police were called to the Hollywood Hills home of Andrew Getty, grandson of oil tycoon J Paul Getty, around 2pm after receiving a call from the man’s ex-girlfriend who he had a retraining order against, sources told TMZ.
Paramedics who arrived on the scene found Getty unconscious and naked from the waist down, bleeding from a ‘traumatic injury to the rectal area’ apparently caused by blunt-force trauma.
Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that it’s unclear how Getty was injured.
While Getty’s ex-girlfriend was initially detained as a person of interest, the LA County Coroner announced on Tuesday night that it appears he died of either natural causes or an accident.
‘The tentative information that we have is that he was not feeling good for the last couple months and he supposedly had an appointment scheduled for tomorrow with a personal physician,’ Ed Winter, the LA County chief assistant coroner, said according to CBS Los Angeles. ‘We did collect some prescription bottles.’
Sources added to the Times that investigators do not believe the woman was involved in Getty’s death.