We were all shocked by the news about the passing of Rodney King, who became a household name after a 1991 beating at the hands of LAPD went national. The 47-year-old was found dead at the bottom of a pool by his fiancee Cynthia Kelley.
According to TMZ sources, King’s fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, told friends King was at the house all day drinking, and he smoked marijuana at some point, before she went to went to bed at 2:00 AM.
Kelley says she next saw King at around 5:00 AM when she was awoken by him screaming in the backyard. Kelley says she found King naked, banging on the glass, and she called out to him, “What’s wrong, Rodney?”
Kelley says she then went to grab her phone when she heard a big splash. She then went to the backyard and discovered him in the bottom of the pool and called police.
King’s friends ain’t buying it….And they told the cops!
Sources close to King told TMZ they heard Kelley tell the story several times to friends, only the story changed a little bit each time and it seemed to them that she was lying about something.
Police said they have discovered no signs of foul play, but they are conducting a drowning investigation and will perform an autopsy at some point.
Pay attention to this as the story develops…