NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said earlier Wednesday that the way the bill was folded indicated it could have been used for drugs, though there was no visible residue on it and no illegal drugs were found in Ledger’s apartment.
TMZ.com reported that the bill had a powdered substance on it, citing NYPD sources; CBS 2 in New York City reported that cops found drug packets along with the $20 bill in Ledger’s apartment.
An autopsy performed on the Oscar-nominated “Brokeback Mountain” actor Wednesday was inconclusive, and more tests are needed, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said.
A spokeswoman for the office, Ellen Borakove, said it will take about 10 days to complete the investigation.
Police said they found bottles of prescription sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication in his bedroom and in the bathroom; there were still pills in the bottles.
Authorities discovered six different types of prescription drugs in Ledger’s apartment, including the pills to treat insomnia and anxiety as well as an antihistamine, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Three of the drugs were prescribed in Europe.
Police have said Ledger could have died from a possible drug overdose, but his death appeared to be accidental.
The 28-year-old Australia-born actor’s ex-fianc