Aaron Carter’s family believes his death was not caused by drowning in his bathtub – but rather by a drug overdose.
Carter died at the age of 34 in November.
His fiancée Melanie Martin and his mother, Jane Carter, told TMZ that the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office tells them there was no water in Carter’s lungs — ruling out drowning as a possible cause of death.
The Post has reached out to representatives for the Carter family for comment.
Martin — who recently regained full custody of her one-year-old son Prince — claims to have found text messages on her late fiancé’s phone with a conversation about an unknown person owing $800 for an unknown substance.
She said Carter told the person he no longer needed the drug, and the person replied that the money was still owed. Carter allegedly responded by asking if he had been threatened – but the conversation ended there.
Martin told TMZ that she met with investigators last week and provided the text messages as evidence. She also joins Carter’s mom in revealing that the coroner is still waiting for toxicology results to determine what substances were in the late teen idol’s system when he died — and the family wants law enforcement investigating the alleged drug deal the night Aaron died.
The Carter family now believes he may have met the unknown person before his death and may have taken a drug that led to his death.
Martin previously told Page Six that Carter “didn’t know how to run away from his demons” and would often “get drunk” at partying — which was a struggle for him as he tried to maintain sobriety.
Cops were called to Carter’s home in Los Angeles in November after calling 911 about the drowning. They find his body in his tub with the planes still running.
Law enforcement believes that Carter’s body must have been in the tub for an extended period of time due to the water’s unnatural color as well as the smell of decomposition.
Cops reportedly found bottles of prescription pills as well as multiple cans of compressed air in the singer’s bathroom and bedroom, law enforcement sources previously told TMZ.
Carter’s death certificate released in November revealed that the singer had been cremated and indicated that an autopsy had been performed – but the cause of death was postponed at the time.