Singer Aaron Carter found dead at Lancaster home, family says It’s not clear if suicide or accidental overdose The family says Carter’s death was an accident.
— A young country music singer was found dead Saturday in a family vacation home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the family says it received a phone call from someone claiming to be Aaron Carter, the singer’s father said.
Cody Carter told ABC News, “My son Aaron called me from the beach in Florida, and we talked for a little while, and then the caller hung up. Now, it’s not clear whether it was a suicide or an overdose, and we don’t know either way.”
Cody Carter added, “The family decided to contact authorities because of the nature of the threat. I’m not at liberty to say who made the threat.”
According to The Associated Press, Aaron Carter, 24, from Nashville, Tennessee, had two top songs in the country music charts, but had not released an album to date.
The Carter family’s attorney, John Chisholm, told The Associated Press, “We believe this was an accidental overdose and it most certainly could not have been intentional.”
“I am very sad for my son’s family. I’m very, very sad,” Cody Carter recalled as he prepared to board a plane Saturday night.
Lancaster County Coroner Michael DiIulio told reporters, “Although it’s not yet clear what happened, we’re working to reach out to the family. It’s not looking good at this time.”
The coroner declined to provide any further details about the death, citing the case as part of an autopsy they conducted, but said the investigation was “quite extensive.”
After speaking with investigators, John Chisholm told ABC News, “It does look like there were drugs involved but they were taken on the weekend. They’re very powerful drugs, and it looks like they were taken in the last few days.”
Chisholm added, “We believe it was an accident, but we don’t