Cops send Amy Winehouse death report to a total stranger

Oct 24, 2011 at 5:38 p.m. ET

A report that contained information relating to how Amy Winehouse died was accidentally sent to the wrong address in London.

A London resident apparently got quite a surprise in the mail when they found a report on the cause of death for Amy Winehouse was accidentally sent to them instead of the Winehouse family.

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"Police were informed on Friday 21 October that material relating to a forthcoming inquest may have been delivered to an incorrect address," a spokesman for the Metropolitan police said in a statement. "On Friday evening, material was handed in at a north London police station. Inquiries are now under way to establish the full circumstances of this matter."

Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011. Initial autopsy reports were inconclusive, but later toxicology tests gave more insight into her death. "Results indicate that alcohol was present, but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death," the Winehouse family said in a statement.

They opened an inquest into her death on July 25, and the report that was sent to the wrong house contained this information.

"The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October," the Winehouse family said.

Her father Mitch Winehouse, who is currently writing a book about Amy to benefit her foundation, had said that he didn't think it was drugs or alcohol that killed his daughter, but an alcohol detox seizure. "We really felt we were out of the woods. We saw the light at the end of the tunnel," he said.

No word yet as to what information was revealed in these new documents.

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