A friend of Bobbi Kristina Brown is actively working with suburban Atlanta police in trying to piece together what actually happened in the days and hours leading up to Whitney Houston’s daughter being found face down in her bathtub on Jan. 31.
“Things occurred in my house I wish I didn’t see or hear,” Debra Reis Brooks said interview about the morning her friend Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious.
After taking a mental inventory of the sequence of events of that fateful, tragic day, Brooks is questioning the explanation given for how Bobby Brown’s daughter wound up in the one place she was ‘deathly afraid of’: the bathtub.
“As I’m observing things and words, I started to think, ‘Wait a minute, I still didn’t get it,’” explains Brooks to radaronline.com, who Brown affectionately called “Mama Deb.”
Brooks knew that Bobbi Kristina was so afraid of bathtubs that she never took baths, only showers.
“I didn’t think foul play, but thinking how Krissi got in that tub. It didn’t make sense,” Brooks tells Radar. “Krissi never took a bath, ever ever! She was deathly afraid of bathtubs. No way Krissi would have drawn a bath, no way.”
Another person close to the situation shares Brooks’ sentiments of the situation. Marlene Bradley, 50, the mother of Nick Gordon pal Max Lomas’ 18-year-old girlfriend, said in March her daughter told her she also didn’t think the drowning was an accident.’
“Danyela heard Nick screaming and yelling,” shortly before Bobbi Kristina was discovered in the tub, Marlene said in an interview. “Nick was the last person to see [Bobbi Kristina] alive.”
Brooks says she is wracked with guilt that she didn’t act on her internal radar that something was amiss in the Bobbi Kristina-Nick Gordon relationship.
“It haunts me,” Brooks says. “Damn it, why didn’t I knock on their door? I wanted to help her and save her.”