Cops are now saying that former Playboy Playmate centerfold Cassandra Lynn Hensley may have been the victim of an alcohol and cocaine-fueled binge that led to her death. Hensley, Playboy's Miss February 2006, was found by a friend submerged in his bath tub on Wednesday, his attempts to revive her unsuccessful.
Yahoo OMG reported Jan. 17 that Playboy Playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley had been out in Los Angeles visiting a celebrity photographer at the time of her death. Police had identified her through her Virginia driver's license.
The two had partied, according to Hensley's friend, until they both passed out. When he regained consciousness, he found the 34-year-old Playboy model dead in the bath tub. He immediately tried to resuscitate her but to no avail.
According to TMZ, LAPD sources have indicated that Cassandra Lynn Hensley had "indulged in large amounts of cocaine and booze before she was found dead in a bathtub." She had landed in Los Angeles on Jan. 14 and had complained she was not feeling well when she arrived. After taking her to a fitting and photo shoot, she still felt unwell.
TMZ's sources said the photographer told cops that he and Hensley went back to his place, had sex, and partied. He said that all ended around 11 p.m. PST. When he woke up a few hours later, he noticed water running on the floor. That's when he found the body.
Police do not suspect foul play at this time.
With the official final autopsy report now pending, the L. A. County Coroner's Office released the model's body to her husband, Yahoo OMG noted.
Hensley, who was originally from Ferron, Utah, had moved to Los Angeles when she was 18. She lived at the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner at the time she was named Miss February 2006. After her Playboy days, she married, had a child, and had moved to Fairfax, Va. She also was still active in modeling and maintained a presence on several websites.
She appearing in last month's Metropolis Nights magazine as “Angel of the Month” for December. "Yes, there is life after Playboy,” she told the magazine. “I have been a part of many great experiences: travel shows, magazine covers, and of course giving advice to young impressionable girls who think they need to act a certain way for a chance to be a model (classy not slutty).