Was Whitney Houston Murdered?

More than eight months after Whitney Houston’s final autopsy report was released saying she died in a hotel bathtub from an accidental drowning, a Hollywood private investigator claims he has evidence she might have been murdered.

This murder mystery comes to you straight from the pages of your favorite supermarket tabloid, The National Enquirer. Sure, the front page of this issue also has stories about Hillary Clinton’s “brain cancer drama” and Katie Holmes “raging” at Tom Cruise that he makes her sick. But that doesn’t mean the Houston story is totally, 100 percent completely bogus. It could be true. Sometimes even The Enquirer gets the story right.

Houston was found unconscious in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, the day before the 2012 Grammy Awards.

According to coroner’s officials, heart disease and cocaine are listed as contributing factors in Houston’s death. In addition to cocaine in the singer’s heart and extremities, toxicology results found Houston had marijuana in her system as well as Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, and the allergy medication Benadryl. A “spoon with a white crystal like substance in it” was found in the hotel room along with a rolled up piece of white paper.

Private eye Paul Huebl, who is a former Chicago police investigator, told The Enquirer drugs might have played a larger rule in Houston death. He’s blaming drug dealers.

“I have evidence that points to Whitney being a victim of high-powered drug dealers who sent thugs to collect a huge debt she owed for drugs,” Huebl told The Enquirer.

The private eye says his information comes from “knowledgeable sources” who claim that surveillance videos from the Beverly Hilton show “two shadowy characters” coming and going from Houston’s hotel room around the time of her death. Huebl says the killers are two men “from a group of scruffy hangers-on” who showed up a number of times in the days before her death.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail contacted Huebl, who said he’s not certain the singer was killed, but that there’s enough information to question whether or not Houston’s death was accidental.

The private eye notes Houston was previously harassed by drug dealers trying to collect on a debt. She allegedly received a delivery of cocaine the day before her death.

Clues pointing to a violent struggle include marks on Houston’s hands and fingernails, that Huebl says are “classic defense wounds,” and evidence that her hotel room was ransacked.

“I think that if you put all these things together, they do kind of spell homicide, with a big red capital ‘H,’” he told the Daily Mail.

Huebl, who said he was hired by a client who didn’t believe the results of Houston’s autopsy report, said he turned his evidence in to the Chicago field office of the FBI.