Witnesses recall interacting with Bob Saget in hours before death: Police interviews_eye freckle removal near me

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Newly released police interviews with witnesses detail the final hours of beloved comedian Bob Saget's life.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office released photos, bodycam footage and audio of interviews with witnesses who interacted with Saget in the hours leading up to his death. The records were released after a judge banned certain images and video footage from being released to the public at the request of Saget's family.

Saget was found unresponsive in his Ritz-Carlton hotel room Jan. 9 after his family had been unable to get ahold of him. Body camera footage, released Tuesday, showed officers showing up to the wrong hotel room door before finding the correct one and entering. The rest of the footage is redacted.

Police have said no foul play occurred and ruled Saget's cause of death as blunt head trauma.

The witnesses were interviewed by Cpl. Brian Meadows after Meadows' conversations with Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Stephany. According to Meadows, Stephany could "not state definitively" when Saget's "head wound occurred, but he believed it was probably within hours of his death, possibly within a day or two, depending on several medical factors."

Stephany had relayed to Meadows that Saget "would have exhibited significant signs that something was wrong." So in order to "establish a possible time frame," Meadows "conducted a series of interviews with people who had been in contact" with Saget "in the days immediately preceding his death."

Witnesses spoke to the Orange County Sheriff's Office about the comedian's demeanor in the final hours before his death. <span class="copyright">Craig Sjodin/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images</span>
Witnesses spoke to the Orange County Sheriff's Office about the comedian's demeanor in the final hours before his death. Craig Sjodin/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

PHOTOS OF BOB SAGET'S HOTEL ROOM RELEASED BY POLICE

It was previously confirmed that "no drugs or alcohol were involved" in Saget's death and witness statements confirmed that.

None of the witnesses recalled Saget having any alcohol before the show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on the night of Jan. 8. The only beverages Saget requested were Diet Coke, Coke and Red Bull, according to Richard Stanford, whose job was to "arrange hospitality, equipment, labor for setup/tear down" and anything else required for the show.

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