Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old man’s dead body has been discovered in the swimming pool at actress Demi Moore’s home.
The body was found on Sunday morning.
Officer Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department said that they do not suspect foul play and assume the death was from drowning, while they await a toxicology report. Lopez added that the victim had been attending a small gathering of five to six people, reports people.com.
The 52-year-old actress was not home at the time as she is travelling out of town. Police said that her assistant was present when the body was found.
In a statement to People.com, Moore expressed her shock over the death.
“I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got this devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends,” Moore said in the statement.
“I ask that you please respect the privacy of all concerned during this sensitive time,”she added.
A neighbour of the actress also told tmz.com that Moore’s three children with former husband Bruce Willis have been staying at the house and throwing “parties every day, day and night.” However, law enforcement told the site that no one from Moore’s family was present when the body was found.