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Golfer's Father Still Waiting to Learn Cause of Death

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LAS VEGAS -- Wednesday would have been the 26th birthday of Erica Blasberg, the up and coming golf sensation from Henderson. Back in May, she was found dead in her home. Police have released little information on their investigation and are still waiting for toxicology reports to return.

But there is new information about the case. Blasberg was allegedly having an affair with Dr. Thomas Hess. He was her doctor and writing prescriptions for her.

Her father, Mel Blasberg, talked about their affair that he says he had no idea about it until recently.

"There's no doubt that Erica and this Doctor Hess had something other than a professional patient-doctor relationship. I'm not implying anything beyond than the fact that I know for a fact that they played golf," he said.

On the CBS Early Show, Blasberg said Henderson Police have not shared much with him on the investigation in to his daughters death. Dr. Hess was unavailable for comment.

Blasberg died on may 9th.

Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy explained why Blasberg's toxicology test results have not yet comeback. "That report has to be deciphered, interpreted. A report has to be generated from our office from that. Once all that information is completed, the doctor completes their report, then it has to be reviewed by a second physician in our quality assurance and then it's made public," he said.

The report is being conducted by a company called NMS Laboratory outside of Nevada, but Murphy says this has nothing to do with the time it takes to get the results back.

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