Los Angeles Police Open Investigation Into Matthew Perry’s Death

The Los Angeles Police Department has notified the public of their investigation into actor Matthew Perry’s death.

Perry, the star of the hit TV sitcom Friends, died in October from “acute effects of ketamine“, medical officials said at the time.

The investigation will look into how the actor obtained the anesthetic ketamine found in his system. According to on-screen investigation, drowning was a contributing factor to his death which was ruled as an accident.

In a statement to media on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that it is working with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the US Postal Inspection Service on an investigation into the 54-year-old’s death.

Perry was found unresponsive in the pool of his LA home on 28 October and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The LA County medical examiner’s office said in December there were “high levels of ketamine found in his post-mortem blood specimen”.

Senior deputy medical examiner Raffi Djabourian added that other contributing factors in his death were coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid use disorder.

“Drowning contributes due to the likelihood of submersion into the pool as he lapsed into unconsciousness; coronary artery disease contributes due to exacerbation of ketamine-induced myocardial effects on the heart,” he said.