Pro golfer’s death a suicide – police arrest Doctor

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PGA pro Erica Blasberg’s death was a ruled a suicide by suffocation, and police arrested the doctor who called 911 for allegedly removing pills and a note from the scene.

“Blasberg was found deceased in her Henderson home with a plastic bag secured over her head,” the Clark County, Nev., Coroner’s Office said Tuesday, adding that “toxic” levels of prescription medication were also found in her system.

Dr. Thomas Hess, 43, a family practitioner in Las Vegas, turned himself in to face misdemeanor obstruction of justice charges for allegedly removing items from Blasberg’s home before authorities arrived on May 9. Hess, who was released on bail, had placed the initial call to police after discovering Blasberg non-responsive.

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