At a press conference outside the Broward County Medical Examiner’s office, Tiger revealed that “No evidence has been revealed to suggest that a crime has occurred,” and that sworn statements were taken from everyone involved.
While authorities were unable to identify an official cause of death, Broward County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Perper suggested that the death might be due to either natural causes, medication, or a combination of natural causes and medication.
Perper was able to rule out several speculated causes of death, such as blunt force trauma, gunshot wounds or asphyxia, meaning she did not suffocate to death on her own vomit.
Perper revealed that a small amount of blood was found in Anna’s stomach, which he says is a result of the terminal shock Smith experienced before she died. He also said that no pills or tablets were found in her stomach.
Perper also acknowledged the need for Anna’s DNA (due to the ongoing paternity dispute) and said a “large sample” was taken.
According to Perper, an official cause of death would be determined in 3 to 5 weeks.