No evidence of third party in whistleblower's death: police
The death of Sean Hoare, a former News of the World journalist and whistleblower on the escalating phone-hacking scandal, was "not suspicious" and involved no third party, police said a post-mortem showed Tuesday.
The post-mortem carried out on 47-year-old Hoare, who was found dead at his home north of London on Monday, revealed there was "no evidence" that anyone else was involved in the death.
A toxicology report is expected within weeks.
Hoare's body was discovered at his home in Watford, a suburb north of the British capital, less than a year after he became the first named journalist to allege that one-time editor Andy Coulson knew about hacking at the tabloid.
Hoare was reportedly battling drink and drug addiction from his years as a high-rolling showbusiness reporter searching for scoops on the London party circuit.
© 2011 AFP