One of the LAPD detectives investigating the rape case against Knicks guard Derrick Rose was discovered dead on Tuesday.
Nadine Hernandez was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest, and a gun was found at the scene.
“At this time there are no signs of foul play and this incident is being investigated as a suicide,” Whittier police said in a statement.
Hernandez often investigated sex crimes, including high profile ones, and last month confirmed in a letter that she was investigating the accusations against Rose as well as Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen.
Less than a month ago, Hernandez sat down with Rose’s on-again-off-again lover.
“She [Hernandez] unequivocally stated multiple times that a crime had been committed,” lawyer Brandon Anand told the Daily News. “She was about to file.”
However, Rose’s lawyer, Mark Baute, said that Hernandez had said something entirely different and claimed that she told him, “There’s no rape case here, but there are some texts.”
Rose has been accused of gang-raping a woman along with Hampton and Allen inside her apartment, though the men have maintained that the sexual encounter was consensual.