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Heroin found near Alice in Chains singer

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Apr 22, 2002 | 9:27am EDT

Looks like drugs may be the culprit.

Authorities reportedly found heroin-related paraphernalia surrounding the body of Layne Staley, the lead singer of the grunge band Alice in Chains.

Staley, 34, was found dead Friday in his Seattle apartment, after a relative discovered him. He had been dead for nearly two weeks, the police estimated.

No one suspects foul play, however. Seattle Police spokesman Duane Fish told The Associated Press that there was to be no criminal investigation.

"There was nothing suspicious about the death. It appears to be overdose or possibly a natural death," Fish said.

The King County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday to AP that an autopsy was done on Saturday, but the cause of death won't be confirmed for weeks until all the toxin tests have been conducted.

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