Johnny Lewis, best known for his role in the FX original series Sons of Anarchy, was found dead in a driveway of a Los Feliz Home in Los Angeles from an apparent fall.
According to a CNN.com report, investigators believed that Lewis brutally killed his 81-year-old landlord, Katherine Davis, following an altercation on Wednesday before falling to his death to escape police.
On Thursday, a toxicology was conducted, but while police suspect that drugs were involved in the incident, LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said: “we don’t have any hard evidence that says he was on anything right now.”
“After ‘bath salts,’ new drugs are coming out all the time and young people try new drugs all the time,” Smith said. “That’s, of course, one of the things that our detectives are going to look into, whether he was using that or anything else.”
The Los Angeles Police did not mention the actor’s criminal history. Nonetheless, prior media reports cited Lewis’ chemical dependency and mental health issues. CNN managed to obtain records of two arrests in February on burglary and battery charges in Santa Monica, California, but no further details were available on the status of those cases.