Derrick Rose’s alleged sexual assault case took a strange turn today as LAPD detective Nadine Hernandez, who was investigating for a criminal case against Rose, was found dead after suffering a gunshot wound in her home in Whittier, CA.
Via The LA Times
Los Angeles Police Department detective who was investigating rape allegations against NBA star Derrick Rose died after being found with a gunshot wound in a Whittier home Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s department on Wednesday identified her as 44-year-old Nadine Hernandez.
Whittier police received a call at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday reporting an attempted suicide in the 8400 block of Via Sierra Ramal, Whittier Lt. Steve Dean said.
Hernandez was taken to PIH Health Hospital in Whittier, where she died at 3:27 p.m., according to Dean and the coroner’s department.
Just a few weeks ago it was revealed that Hernandez sent a letter to the judge in Rose’s civil rape case requesting that the accuser remain anonymous to assist in the LAPD’s criminal investigation of the incident.
As of the time being it is unclear whether Hernandez’s death was homicide or a suicide.