Aaron Carter’s mother has released footage of the gruesome scene in which her son died, as she believes he was the victim of a crime and that he did not die of an overdose.
Jane Carter soon posted several photos of the tragic bathroom scene on her social media to draw authorities’ attention back to the matter.
The footage was taken at Mr Carter’s home in Lancaster, California on the day of the troubled singer’s death on November 5 last year.
One of the photos showed the bathtub in which the I Want Candy singer died, filled with discolored water, likely due to the natural physical aftereffects of death.
The other images show towels sprawled across the bathroom floor, with more tinted water surrounding them.
Jane Carter posted several pictures of the tragic bathroom scene where her son Aaron Carter died on her social media. Pictured: The mother and son at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles, Oct. 10, 2019
The photos were taken at Mr. Carter’s home in Lancaster, California on the day of the troubled singer’s death on November 5 last year.
An image of the bathroom can be seen after the tragic death of Aaron Carter
Ms Cater said she had the full support of her son’s friends and family in posting the footage to help bring the matter back into the spotlight.
She said she was not taken seriously by them and hoped that news of the terrible scene of his death would lead police to re-investigate Mr. Carter’s death.
She also said it was wrong for police to be able to ‘drumm’ through the house when the body was discovered by the housekeeper last year, saying that ‘at the very least there should have been an investigation’.
“Because of my son’s mental illness and problems with prescription drugs, they (the police) just wanted it to be something easy that they didn’t have the time or inclination to do.”
The devastated mother added: “We want justice. We want answers.
“There are people who need to be held accountable.”
An autopsy performed by the LA County Coroner’s Office already confirmed to Mr. Carter’s family that he had not drowned.
Authorities found he had no water in his lungs, so they believe he died in the bathtub after overdosing.
One of the photos showed the bathtub in which the I Want Candy singer died, filled with discolored water
Ms Cater said she had the full support of her son’s friends and family in posting the footage to bring back the spotlight
The other images show towels sprawled across the bathroom floor, with more tinted water surrounding them
Images posted by Jane Carter showed where her son died in November last year
Mr Carter spent time in rehab several times between 2011 and 2017
Aaron Carter is pictured with then-girlfriend Hilary Duff at the premiere of The Lizzie McGuire Movie, April 26, 2003, in Hollywood, California
But both Ms Carter and her son’s fiancé, Melanie Martin, 30, have previously claimed that a drug deal he struck the night he died could have led him to overdose.
In an interview with TMZ in January, Martin said she found text messages on Mr. Carter’s phone from a man demanding $800 for an unknown substance.
Mr Carter, who was in rehab several times between 2011 and 2017, reportedly replied to the man that he no longer needed the substance, to which the man replied that it didn’t matter as he still owed the money.
He then asked if he was being threatened, and that’s where the messages end.
Ms. Martin submitted the text exchange to the Los Angeles Police Department as evidence following the tragic death.
The former child star Carter spent his life with drug addiction. It was previously reported that law enforcement found prescription pills and cans of compressed air in the bathroom where he died.
The star’s manager, Taylor Helgeson, said they had discussed him entering a rehab program, which was met with resistance from Carter.
He said they considered three months in Utah to “detox and formulate new physical habits” — with Carter saying he wanted to focus on regaining custody of his one-year-old son Prince before he enters rehab.