A white powdery substance believed to be narcotics was discovered on the body of a 42-year-old Florida pastor who was discovered dead in a hotel room in Times Square, a law enforcement official said Monday.
The plot thickens…
The cause of death for Rev. Zachery Tims, Jr., who led an 8,000-member ministry in Orlando, was still pending.
Tims’ body was found Friday afternoon when housekeepers at the W Hotel attempted to clean his room but found it latched from the inside. Hotel security opened the door and found Tims lying on his back between the bedroom and living room area.
According to a law enforcement official, police found a glassine envelope with a white powdery substance inside the right pocket of his shorts. The substance was being tested, according to a law enforcement official.
Another law enforcement official familiar with the case said, “what that white powdery substance is and whether it played a role in Mr. Tims’ death is still to be determined.”