A rolled-up $20 bill was found near Heath Ledger’s body, though no illegal drugs
were found in his apartment, police said yesterday — the same day an autopsy on
the actor came back inconclusive.
The bill was taken to a lab for testing, though no visible drug residue
was found on it, police said. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly released the
information at a Manhattan news conference, but did not elaborate on whether
police think the bill, discovered on the floor near Ledger’s bed, may have been
used to snort drugs.
The Australian-born actor was found dead Tuesday. Prescription sleeping
pills and anti-anxiety pills were found in Ledger’s bedroom and bathroom, and
police said the death appeared to be accidental.
Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office, said the
autopsy was inconclusive and more would be known in about 10 days.
Speaking in Australia, Ledger’s father Kim called the death “tragic,
untimely and accidental.”