Peaches Geldof: Investigation into heroin dealer closed after police exhaust all lines of inquiry

Heroin worth approximately £500 was discovered in Geldof's bedroom

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Police have closed their investigation into who supplied heroin to Peaches Geldof.

Geldof was found slumped in a bedroom in her Kent home by her husband Thomas Cohen in April last year. An inquest ruled the 25-year-old had died after taking heroin, with the levels of the drug in her body at a “fatal range”.  There was no evidence she had taken her own life.

A search of her bedroom revealed a bag of heroin worth approximately £500 with a purity level of 61 per cent- almost three times higher than the purity levels of street drugs.

Kent Police launched an investigation into who supplied the drugs in May 2014.

But no arrests were made and the force said it has “exhausted all lines of inquiry”. Her phone records were tracked and one theory pointed towards a violent Essex gang, according to The Mirror.

Geldof had struggled with drug addiction in the past but came off heroin in November 2013. Text messages on her phone revealed she then appeared to be taking the drug again in February, Mr Cohen told an inquest.

She posted a picture of her mother Paula Yates, who also died of heroin of a heroin overdose, hours before her death with the caption “me and my Mum”. 

Detective Superintendent Paul Fotheringham of Kent Police, who lead the investigation, said: “Our investigation has exhausted all lines of inquiry and has now concluded. If further information or witnesses come forward we will review the case.

“I would like to pay tribute to Peaches' family who have supported our inquiries during a difficult time.”