Police file reveals new details in case
A doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death - including the day before he died - and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant that were revealed as authorities returned to the musician’s suburban Minneapolis estate as part of their investigation into what killed him.
Dr Michael Todd Schulenberg treated Prince on April 7 and April 20, and he prescribed medications for the musician, according to the warrant, which was obtained by at least two news outlets before authorities moved to ensure it was sealed.
Investigators interviewed Schulenberg and searched a suburban Minneapolis hospital where he worked. The warrant did not specify what medications were prescribed or whether Prince took them. Schulenberg’s lawyer, Amy Conners, declined to comment. A law enforcement official said investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death.
Schulenberg is the second doctor whose name has surfaced in the investigation. Last week, a lawyer for California addiction specialist Dr Howard Kornfeld told reporters that Prince’s representatives had contacted Kornfeld seeking help a day before the superstar was found dead on April 21.
On Tuesday, a sheriff’s car and about a dozen unmarked vehicles entered the gates of Paisley Park. Asked what investigators were doing, Carver County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud said they were “being thorough”.
PROBE: Police are investigating the circumstances of the star’s death last month