WEST HOLLYWOOD—On January 6, the Los Angeles Police Department told Canyon News that the investigation on the death of Casey Johnson, the 30-year-old heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, is still being conducted.
“Wilshire patrol officers went to a residence on the 900th block of Orlando Avenue, on January 4, at 11:51 a.m.,” Officer Rosario Herrera, of the Los Angeles Police Department, reports to Canyon News. “When the Los Angeles City Fire Department went to the home, they pronounced Miss Casey Johnson dead at the scene.”
When asked by Canyon News if further information regarding the possible death of Johnson has turned up yet, Herrera stated, “At this time there is no evidence of foul play; however, it is believed that she died from natural causes pending toxicology reports.”
The home was a mansion located near West Hollywood, where Johnson had lived. It was her maid who had reportedly found her dead.
Casey Johnson is the daughter of Robert Wood Johnson IV and Sale Johnson. Casey’s father, (nicknamed Woody Johnson), is widely known as the owner of the New York Jets, and the great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson.
Casey is the third cousin, once removed, of Jamie Johnson, the director of the documentary “Born Rich,” and had also suffered from diabetes since childhood. As a result, her father became involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to participate in the fight to find a cure for diabetes.
As a teen, Casey Johnson co-authored the book “Managing Your Child’s Diabetes” with her father, and also appeared on the television shows “The Fabulous Life of…” and “E! True Hollywood Story.” Johnson had an adopted daughter from Kazakhstan named Ava, and had been engaged to singer, model, and television personality Tila Nguyen, (most renowned as Tila Tequila) in December.