SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Actress Drew Barrymore's half-sister, found dead in her car in National City last month, died of an accidental drug overdose, authorities reported Tuesday.
Jessica Barrymore of Bonsall succumbed to acute intoxication from a combination of alcohol, methadone, methamphetamine, the painkiller tramadol and the anti-anxiety medication nordiazepam, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.
Her body was found in the 900 block of Hoover Avenue around daybreak July 29, two days before her 48th birthday.
The woman who made the discovery told reporters the dead woman was reclined in the car with a SoBe drink between her legs, surrounded by dozens of strewn white pills. The vehicle had been blocking a driveway since about midnight, according to a neighbor.
Jessica and Drew Barrymore's father, John Drew Barrymore Jr., had four children from several marriages. Jessica Barrymore's mother, Nina Wayne, was a television actress in the 1960s.
Firefighters were able to halt the spread of two small brush fires – one in Carmel Valley and another Sorrento Valley on Wednesday night.
The death toll from the massive Woolsey Fire burning through Malibu and surrounding areas appeared Wednesday to have risen to three, with authorities confirming the discovery of a charred body in a burned-out Agoura home.
On Wednesday, wildfire experts said the Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 48 is the deadliest in a century.
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Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rose to prominence representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal pursuit against President Donald Trump, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence.
Through all the devastation, one San Diego woman is making a huge difference by saving lives. Dana Serratore has been risking her own life to save animals from the inferno in and around Malibu.
If you have been in any one of San Diego County’s courthouses, you may have seen dogs roaming the hallways. They are part of a special program designed to help some of the most vulnerable victims.
The death toll from the massive Woolsey Fire burning through Malibu and surrounding areas appeared Wednesday to have risen to three, with authorities confirming the discovery of a charred body in a burned-out Agoura Hills home.
Seven San Diego school districts were closed Wednesday due to San Diego Gas & Electric's public safety power shut off, but are expected to re-open Thursday; and the Red Flag Warning that prompted the shut-off ended Wednesday evening.