The late singer Aaron Carter’s mother shared “terrible photos” of what she says was the death scene at her son’s Lancaster home.
Jane Carter, who is referred to by Jane Schneck on Facebook, posted the images to her page Wednesday in an effort to get authorities to investigate the “I Want Candy” singer’s death in November as a possible homicide.
“I’m still trying to get a real investigation into my son Aaron Carter’s death,” she said wrote on Facebook. “I want to share these pictures of the death scene with all of you because the coroner wrote it off as an accidental drug overdose.”
However, the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner’s coroner has not yet determined the musician’s official cause of death. The agency has postponed it pending additional investigation, it said online records. The Los Angeles Times reported in November that the agency had performed an autopsy but was deferring a cause of death pending chemical tests.
The 34-year-old former child star was found dead in his bathtub, two law enforcement sources told The Times in November.
Representatives from the coroner’s office and the LA County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday.
“They never investigated it as a possible crime scene because of his addiction history,” Carter’s mother claimed in her post.
The photos she posted, which she said were not taken by police, showed what appeared to be the inside of Carter’s bathroom. One photo showed a bathtub filled with green-tinted water. Others showed a toilet and clothes strewn on a stained tile floor, as well as dirty rags, towels, and items of clothing.
“Look at the pictures. They weren’t taken by the police, but they let people go in and out,” she claimed. “although there was a lot of potential murder information for years, Aaron had a lot of death threats and a lot of people making his life miserable”
“There hasn’t been proper research done,” she said a separate message, begging legal commentator and TV journalist Nancy Grace to “help with our investigation.” She also cast doubt on the housekeeper who allegedly found Carter’s body, saying she is “fully supported” by family friends who knew she had to post “the horrible pictures”.
“It’s because we are not being taken seriously and are not being taken seriously by law enforcement in Lancaster Ca in particular,” she continued. “They put everyone through what should at least have gone through an investigation. Due to my son’s mental illness and problems with prescription drugs, they just wanted it to be something easy that they didn’t have the time or inclination to do. This isn’t working for me or Melanie or someone who really loved him”
“We want answers, we want justice. There are people who need to be held accountable,” she wrote.
In January, Carter’s on-again, off-again fiancé, Melanie Martin, told me TMZ that the coroner ruled out drowning because they found no water in the musician’s lungs, despite the discovery of his body in the bath.
She and his mother, who were estranged at various times from the ‘House of Carters’ star, told the site at the time that they were still waiting for the results of toxicology tests and that they wanted police to investigate an alleged drug deal on the night of his death. Martin said she found text messages on Carter’s phone from an unidentified person telling him he owed $800 for an unknown substance. Carter reportedly told the person he no longer needed the substance, but the person replied that it didn’t matter and that he still owed money.
The former child star, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, became a pop sensation at age 9 and had been through rehab five times. Carter said he was addicted to it for ten years sniffing or inhaling computer duster spray to get high, but had to stop because he suffered physical damage from the habit. He said he was taking a drug to prevent seizures caused by the habit of panting. Less than a year before his death, he appeared on the “wild ride” podcast and declared himself “California sober,” meaning he only used marijuana products.