The Hartford Curant is reporting that police have an open investigation into the death of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and are treating the death as suspicious.
According to the report:
While the state medical examiner’s office ruled this week that Herbert, 44, drowned, it called the manner of death “undetermined.” The manner of death is usually listed as homicide, suicide or accident, but state Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill said Herbert’s case will remain undetermined unless new information is developed.
State police sources said they are treating Herbert’s death as suspicious at this point. The Eastern District Major Crime Squad is investigating.
Sources said police are compiling a timeline of Herbert’s last 24 hours, reviewing his medical history and searching for people who may have been in contact with him on or before Oct. 16, when his body was found in Hydeville Pond.
This past weekend, Oli's window posted a statement, which has since been deleted stating that anti-depressants were found in his system at the time of death and that he had drowned in the pond.
Good morning everyone this is Beth. And indeed it IS a good morning; Toxicology results are back as is the official cause of my husband's death!
Cause of death- Drowning
Toxicology – Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression that has run in his family for several generations. Anti-depressants were found in his system, as well as a sleep aid. The psych meds found in his system were the same ones that a close relative has been prescribed for a long time, so he knew what to hunt down for the "treatment". Seeing how he was not going (and WOULDN'T GO) to a doctor to get diagnosed with the issue and was not being prescribed the medications and monitored on them, it explains his occasional erratic behavior here at home.
As far as why the memorial was cancelled; concern for my personal safety and home due to numerous threats to both is the reason.
If anybody knows where Oli was getting the psych meds, please call CT State Police, Troop C in Tolland, CT.
People close to Oli have been searching for answers, with conspiracies being thrown around about possible causes of death. It should be noted that at this point, police have made no conclusions in Oli's death.