A doctor, Michael Schulenberg, had prescribed Percocet to Prince. Allegedly for the artist's privacy, he issued the prescription under someone else's name -- that of drummer Kirk Johnson. So police had uncovered some wrongdoing, and Schulenberg paid a $30,000 civil fine, but that didn't exactly close the book on anything. Prince also got some painkillers from Walgreens, and his family is now suing the chain (as well as suing Schulenberg). But again, what's with the fucking fentanyl?
As much as the county attorney would have loved to file criminal charges against someone, the investigation ended with no conclusions. If Prince was deliberately poisoned by members of the other noble houses so they could install their own heirs on the throne, we'll never know.
What Was The Motive For The Las Vegas Shooting?
It's now been a year and a half since the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. A 64-year-old retiree shot 1,100 rounds at a music festival on the Las Vegas strip, killing 58 and injuring almost a thousand. Afterward, the FBI opened an investigation to sort out exactly what happened. But when they closed the case this January, they had to admit that they still had no idea what the shooter's motive was.
As much as we might mock the way mass shootings are summed up ("If he's brown, he's a terrorist, but if he's white, he was 'troubled'"), investigators really do try to analyze perpetrators, and in this case they came up with nothing. The guy left behind no note and nothing on social media. He wasn't part of any group and had no known agenda. He had no grievance against any of the victims, or the venue. Out of ideas, investigators scooped out the shooter's brain and sent it to be examined, but somehow, even Frankenstein-ing him didn't help.