Elizabeth Hulette (known to wrestling fans as “Miss Elizabeth”) had been drinking vodka and taking painkillers for back pain the night of her death, media outlets in Georgia are reporting.
Police reports state the Hulette began gurgling after sitting down for meal with Lawrence Pfohl (wrestler Lex Luger) at his Cobb County townhouse and died shortly thereafter.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pfohl made a frantic 911 call when Hulette passed out and he couldn’t revive her. Police say Pfohl saw Hulette choking and tried to unblock her airway. Operators instructed Pfohl on how to give CPR to Hulette over the phone. Pfohl did and replied that Hulette’s chest was not moving and he had heard more gurgling. Pfohl told police that Hulette had only had two glasses of vodka that night. Hulette was 42.
Hulette was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy report released by the Cobb County Medical Examiner described the results as inconclusive. Law enforcement officials do not suspect foul play. Blood and tissue samples have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for analysis and toxicology tests but it may take months to know the results.
While probing Hulette’s death, police found a controlled substance in Pfohl’s townhouse and arrested him. That the substance in question was identified by investigators as “a large quantities of anabolic steroids”. Police also found such drugs as Xanex, testosterone and hydrocodone. Pfohl was charged with 13 counts of felony purchase, possession of a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of possession, sale and distribution of a drug called Saizen, a synthetic growth hormone. Pfohl posted a $25,000 bond and was released by police.
Pfohl owns the Main Event gym in Cobb County.
Local police had responded to a domestic disturbance at Pfohl’s home on Easter Sunday. Pfohl was charged with battery and was released on a $2,500 bond at the time. Pfohl was accused of punching Hulette in the face.
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