Police found evidence that Being Mary Jane star Lisa Vidal’s late son Scott Cohen was selling drugs at the time of his death. As we first reported, Scott Cohen committed suicide on April 11 at the age of 28.
The cause of death was listed as two gunshot wounds to the head. The Los Angeles Medical Examiner report obtained by Radar reveals the tragic details of their investigation.
The report says Lisa went on vacation to Hawaii with her husband. They weren’t able to reach their son and called a family friend to check on him. The family member went to the home and smelled a foul odor.
The report says Scott had a handgun at his feet and cases were found. The officers noted they found a large number of drugs and paraphernalia throughout the apartment. The report says, “There was no suicide note found. There was evidence of drug use and sales throughout the home.”
“An empty prescription bottle of Alprazolam prescribed to the decedent was found,” the investigator said. The report notes, “Occupying a coffee table positioned in front of the decedent were multiple plastic bags seen holding a white powder-like substance."
The officer said, "Additional white powder was seen dispersed on the coffee table with a green straw. Loose white powder atop of a credit card with other sealed containers holding packaged white powder were observed beside the decedent to his south."
"There was additional paraphernalia present which indicted drug sales. This consisted of multiple cell phones, cash, and containers holding small plastic bags for packaging."
As Radar previously reported, the autopsy found cocaine and fentanyl in Scott’s blood stream at the time of his death.
The report said, "A handgun was at his feet, along with an expended casing in the couch and defects within a freezer and wall. Additional live cartridges were found loaded in the magazine of the gun with matching headstamps to the casing found in the couch. In his bedroom was an open lockbox where matching ammunition was found."
The medical examiner said, "toxicology testing performed on postmortem specimens revealed the presence of alprazolam, cocaine, benzoylecgonine, levamisole, fentanyl, morphine" and other drugs.
Weeks after Scott's death, Lisa wrote a touching tribute to her son on social media.
Lisa said, “My dear friends... my heart is broken, shattered into 1 million pieces.... I’m in catastrophic grief... I’m sharing with you that my beautiful baby boy, my angel, my sweet son is gone... a piece of my heart has been torn away... my beloved Scott Jarred Cohen passed away."
"Son, in the deepest part of my soul I know that you are resting peacefully with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that he has you wrapped in his arms... how I loved you son... so very deeply... how I will always love you," she wrote.