Although there were reportedly rumors that Chris Daughtry’s stepdaughter Hannah’s death was a homicide, new reports say that authorities involved in the case are not investigating her death as that.
According to Tennessee’s 8th Judicial District’s Attorney, the death of 25-year-old Hannah Daughtry – who was found dead at her home this past Friday – is not being investigated or classified as a homicide investigation.
"This is a death investigation and any attempt to classify it as a homicide investigation at this time is premature and irresponsible,” the D. A. said on Monday.
This statement is conflicting with other media reports that Hannah’s death was a homicide.
For example, TMZ reported Saturday afternoon that sources “directly connected” to the Daughtry family told the outlet that detectives allegedly informed the mourning family that their daughter’s death was a homicide.
The suspicion that Hannah’s death was a homicide possibly stems from the fact that her boyfriend, Bobby Jolly, was arrested for a reportedly unrelated matter the same day his girlfriend’s body was found at her home.
Bobby Jolly has reportedly not been named as a suspect or a person of interest in Hannah’s death.
As Radar previously reported, Chris Daughtry made a statement Saturday afternoon confirming his stepdaughter’s unexpected passing.
“I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken,” he wrote on an Instagram post accompanied by a photo of Hannah.
“We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it’s another huge hit to our family. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences. They are truly felt and appreciated. I am now taking time be present with my family as we attempt to heal from this devastating loss," the singer added.
41-year-old Daughtry, who became famous for being a contestant on American Idol, was in the middle of a tour with his namesake band at the time of Hannah’s death. A spokesperson for the singer released a statement confirming the news, as well as announcing the cancellation of the band’s upcoming scheduled shows.
"Due to the unexpected death of Chris and Deanna Daughtry's daughter, Hannah, all currently scheduled shows for the coming week for Daughtry have been postponed," the statement read.
The investigation into Hannah’s death is still ongoing, but as of now, it is not being classified as a homicide investigation.