CHANHASSEN, Minn. (KMSP) - A new search of Paisley Park took place Tuesday “as a component of a complete investigation” into the death of Prince. The search took place as an apparently accidentally unsealed search warrant revealed the name of the doctor who saw Prince the day before he died.
On May 4, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the DEA officially joined the Carver County sheriff’s investigation into Prince’s death. About a week after Prince's death, the judge approved a motion to seal the search warrant and documents related to Prince’s death to avoid hampering the investigation. The search warrant and accompanying documents will be sealed until any potential criminal proceedings are initiated, or until 180 days elapse, whichever comes first.
Prince Rogers Nelson, 57, died Thursday, April 21 at his home at Paisley Park. He was last seen alive at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. He did not respond to calls Thursday morning, which prompted his friends and staff to call in a welfare check around 9:30 a.m. on April 21. Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, according to the Carver County sheriff’s office. Deputies attempted CPR but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.