Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late Whitney Houston’s only child, remains in a medically-induced coma at Emory University Hospital.
The 21-year-old was found facedown and unresponsive in her suburban Atlanta townhouse’s bathtub on Jan. 31, according to Roswell Police. Nick Gordon, who Brown referred to as her husband, and friend Maxwell Lomas found Brown at her residence, according to CNN.
Brown was then rushed to North Fulton Hospital but was later transferred to Emory on Monday, Feb 2.
The reason for her condition remains unknown. Emory Healthcare spokesperson Janet Christenbury declined to comment on Brown’s condition.
Roswell Police Officer Lisa Holland explained in a Saturday press conference that in the initial police sweep of the apartment, they found no evidence of drugs or alcohol.
Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, visited Brown on the anniversary of her daughter’s death, according to WSB-TV. Brown’s father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, has also been sighted at Emory, as well as family friend, director Tyler Perry.
Although the extent of Brown’s injuries is unknown, CNN, ABC News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) have reported some unexplained injuries, such as bruising on her face and body. Police had initially reported the case as a medical incident. However on Sunday night, Roswell police opened the case up to criminal investigation, according to Holland, who declined further comment.
Questions surround Gordon, who Houston took in and raised with her daughter since he was 12 years old. According to the AJC, Fulton County has no record of their marriage. CNN reported that the police investigation has taken a focus on Gordon, who performed CPR on Brown before emergency services arrived.
This Wednesday marked the three-year anniversary of Houston’s death, who was also found unresponsive facedown in her bathtub in a Los Angeles-area hotel. It is still unclear if there was a connection between the two incidents.
Brown was the sole heir to her mother’s will, which included an estate with an estimated worth between $12 and $20 million, according to CNN. Brown was to receive her trust in portions when she turned 21 in March 2014. It is not clear to whom Houston’s estate would transfer to if Brown were to pass away.
Reporters have remained outside of Emory Hospital since Brown’s arrival, but have not interfered with the campus community. However, the media attention, for some students, has been reminiscent of the arrival of the Ebola-affected patients beginning last August.
“In comparison to Ebola patients, the overall student response and reaction to Bobbi Kristina Brown is a lot lower,” College junior Meera Hahn said. “However, it reflects well on the quality of Emory Healthcare that [the family of] Bobbi Kristina chose Emory Hospital.”
— By Sarah Husain, Staff Writer