Prince saw doctor on day before singer's death, search warrant says
- Author: Lila Blake May 13, 2016,
May 13, 2016, 15:18
A source with knowledge of the investigation told the Star Tribune on Friday that the doctor had been treating Prince for withdrawal symptoms from opioid addiction several weeks before his death. Authorities also interviewed a second doctor who is believed to have prescribed Prince medication in the days and weeks before his death.
When Schulenberg returned on April 21 to Prince's Paisley Park estate to deliver the test results, he found out that the singer had been pronounced dead.
Before his stay at North Memorial, Schulenberg worked at Ridgeview Hospital, where Prince's bodyguard claims he took Prince in 2014 and 2015.
A Minnesota doctor questioned by investigators in Prince's death is an experienced family care physician who worked for a Minneapolis-area health care system until recently.
The day before Prince died, his team called an eminent opioid addiction specialist in California seeking urgent help for the singer, William Mauzy, an attorney working for the specialist and his son, said last week. Andrew Kornfeld told authorities he came to the singer Prince's house to drop off test results and prescriptions to be filled out at a local pharmacy.
According to Fox59, a Carver County sheriff's vehicle, and dozen other unmarked vehicles arrived at Prince's home Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Schulenberg was unavailable for comment, according to the report.
Items left by fans at a memorial for musician Prince hang from a fence outside Paisley Park, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Chanhassen, Minn.
She was carrying a black tambourine with Prince's logo on it and said she was willing to die from exposure as she waited to see her idol.
Schulenberg earned his MBA in health care in 2011 from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Deborah Cannon with North Memorial Clinic gave no details as to why Schulenberg was no longer employed. To be certified, doctors are required to undergo an eight-hour training course in addiction medicine.
On Tuesday evening, the Carver County Sheriff's Office took to Twitter to say, "Detectives are revisiting the scene at Paisley Park as a component of a complete investigation".
A Search Warrant for Prince's medical records was filed April 27th and executed on May 5.