‘Jerry Springer’ Producer
Cops Believe Sister’s Death Wasn’t Suicide
It Was Murder
3/31/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
“Jerry Springer” producer Jill Blackstone did not carry out her sister’s wish to end her life — she murdered her … at least that’s what law enforcement now believes.
Our law enforcement sources say Wendy Blackstone — who was deaf and partially blind — did not want to end her life. During the initial stage of the investigation we’re told cops thought this might have been a double suicide plan where Jill backed out at the last minute, but now they believe it’s simple murder.
TMZ broke the story … Wendy was found dead in their garage and Jill had severe carbon monoxide poisoning from a lit barbecue in their closed garage. We’re now told in addition to the coals under the grill, there was a metal trash can filled with charcoal which had also burned.
Cops determined early on … the suicide note found in Wendy’s hand was not written by her … they believe Jill wrote it.
Blackstone was arrested for murder earlier this month but the D.A. felt there wasn’t enough evidence to make a case, so prosecutors sent it back to the LAPD for further investigation. In the meantime, Jill remains free.
But now we’re told … after more probing, the cops firmly believe it was murder.