Questions remain in woman’s death
Katie Wilkins, 25, was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose April 28, with toxicology results still pending.
By Knowles Adkisson / Associate Editor
Authorities are still awaiting toxicology results from a woman who was found dead last month of an apparent heroin overdose, with several questions about the case unresolved. Katie Wilkins, a 25-year-old graphic designer, was found dead by her brother in the garage of her parents’ home in east Malibu April 28, and her car was missing.
The last known person to see Wilkins alive was Christopher Benton, 27, the son of Pepperdine University president Andrew K. Benton, according to Lt. Tim O’Quinn of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau. Benton is not currently considered a suspect for a crime because the case has been ruled as non-suspicious pending toxicology results from the county coroner’s office.