BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Someone stole from Aretha Franklin's home in Bloomfield Township before her death, police said.
The authorities confirmed that they initiated a criminal investigation into the thefts before the Queen of Soul died.
Some of Franklin's assets were stolen from home, police said.
Craig Smith, a lawyer for Franklin's son, said he was confused by who had access to her home to steal from her.
"I have no details about anything missing before or after Aretha's death," Smith said. "The house has high security and everyone was locked out, unless escorted after death."
In an archive in Oakland Probate Court, the lawyer of Franklin's property wrote:
" Bloomfield Township Police Department conducts an ongoing criminal investigation into the theft of Mrs Franklin's assets before her death. Secondly, there is a dispute between the estate and Mrs. Franklin's former husband, father of one of her heirs with In both cases, journals and other material may violate these conditions and should not be disclosed . "
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