Was Whitney Houston murdered by drug thugs?

Updated: Dec 29, 2012, 10:34 AM IST

London: Singer Whitney Houston was murdered, according to a leading private investigator, who claims to have unearthed new evidence.

Paul Huebl, a former Chicago police investigator and now a top Hollywood private detective, plans to present his secret dossier to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to get the case reopened, reports showbizspy.com.

Huebl says he has received a tip from knowledgeable sources that Houston`s killers are actually caught on hotel videotape, and he is contacting FBI agents to take a fresh look at the case, he believes local authorities bun­gled or covered up.

"I have evidence that points to Whitney being a victim of high-powered drug dealers, who sent thugs to collect a huge debt she owed for drugs," said Huebl.

The veteran investigator believes he is close to learning the identity of the vicious killers.

He says they are two men from a group of scruffy hangers-on who kept showing up in the days before the singer`s untimely death at age 48, in February this year.

His confidential informants insist that close examination of the surveillance videos from the Bev­erly Hilton hotel, where Houston died, will show two shadowy characters entering and leaving her suite right around the time she died.