Jill Blackstone, a producer of numerous shows including "Jerry Springer," "Dr. Drew," and "Sharon Osbourne," has been arrested in connection with the death of her sister who was found in suspicious circumstances.
Authorities took Blackstone, 52, into custody on Monday after finding Wendy Blackstone, 49, dead in the garage at Jill Blackstone's San Fernando Valley home along with a suicide note, according to celebrity website TMZ
. Authorities, though, questioned the validity of the deaf sister's suicide note and took Jill Blackstone into custody.
Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Bob Toledo told the Los Angeles Times
that emergency personnel found Wendy Blackstone unconscious in the enclosed garage when they arrived at the home in Studio City about 12:40 p.m.
Toledo said carbon monoxide filled the garage and a dead animal also was found insidel. Attempts to revive Wendy Blackstone at the scene were not successful.
Jill Blackstone was released Wednesday after being held on a $1 million bond, noted TMZ, and the case continued to be investigated by policed.
According to the Times, Jill Blackstone, 52, produced one episode of the "The Jerry Springer Show" in 1993, and was better known for her role as executive producer and consulting producer for a string of other television programs, including the "Sally Jessy Raphael Show," "Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Divorce Court," "Dr. Drew On Call," "Sharon Osbourne Show" and Family Court," per her personal website
Some on social media express surprise that the well-known daytime television show producer is in such trouble.
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