Police Investigating Possibility Eyewitness Fled Bobbi Kristina Brown Accident Scene

Cops had been asking local storeowners whether or not they had seen anything suspicious that morning

By Ken Baker, Francesca Bacardi Feb 04, 2015 2:24 PMTags
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As the events surrounding Bobbi Kristina Brown's accident continue to unfold, E! News has learned that there might be more to the story than people originally knew.

E! News has found out that Roswell Police Department detectives are investigating the possibility that another person or persons may have been in Bobbi Kristina's home the morning she was found by Nick Gordon face down in a bathtub but fled before law enforcement arrived.

According to a source, police officers in recent days have asked storeowners in the commercial Ellard Village strip mall adjacent to Bobbi Kristina's gated community if they saw any suspicious persons or movements on Saturday morning prior to the police arriving at the scene.

The source tells E! News that two police investigators in fact visited Sun Trust Bank on Holcomb Bridge Road after the incident and questioned employees, asking for parking lot surveillance video and inquiring about any suspicious activity.

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"[Police] were asking if they saw anyone jump the wall behind the house, or if anyone was seen leaving the area," a source tells us. "But no one recalled seeing anyone or anything suspicious. But the cops also were looking for video."

The bank branch, located at 8390 Holcomb Bridge Road, sits less than 100 yards from Bobbi Kristina's residence, separated only by a roughly ten-foot stonewall. The bank had short hours that day, notably open only from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Police in Roswell have said they responded to a 911 call that was placed at 10:25 a.m. that same morning regarding Bobbi Kristina's apparent drowning.

E! News has reported that Gordon and Max Lomas were inside the home when Whitney Houston's daughter was discovered in the upstairs bathroom.

Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, has also said that he and police are investigating the events that led to his daughter's hospitalization, and even clarified that Gordon was never actually Bobbi Kristina's husband even though they referred to each other as husband and wife.

"We are currently investigating the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina," Brown said Tuesday in a statement released by his attorney and obtained by E! News Tuesday.

He added: "To correct earlier reports, Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon."