Sources: Nearly 50 envelopes of suspected heroin in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment

By: News services
February 3, 2014 Updated: February 3, 2014 at 11:31 am
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photo - Police stand guard outside the apartment builiding in New York Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who was found dead.  The oscar-winning actor was found dead Sunday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police stand guard outside the apartment builiding in New York Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who was found dead. The oscar-winning actor was found dead Sunday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) 

Police investigating the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have found close to 50 envelopes of what they believe is heroin in his Manhattan apartment, two law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry told CNN on Monday.

A number of used syringes, prescription drugs and empty bags that authorities suspect used to hold heroin also were found in the apartment where Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose on the bathroom floor with a syringe in his left arm, the sources said.

The New York medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy Monday, according to law enforcement sources.

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