Actress Lindsey Pearlman’s death has been listed as a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
The body of the 43-year-old actress, whose credits included roles on “General Hospital,” “Empire,” and “Chicago Justice,” was found by Los Angeles police on Feb. 18 in a vehicle near Runyon Canyon Park.
Pearlman had last been seen at about noon on Feb. 13 in the 1600 block of North Mariposa Avenue in East Hollywood and had been reported missing. An autopsy was conducted, but the cause of death was deferred.
According to the coroner’s office, Pearlman’s manner of death has been listed as “suicide,” the cause of death has been listed as “sodium nitrite toxicity,” and the case status has been listed as “closed.”
A coroner’s report obtained by People.com noted that “the presence of non-toxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine” were found in Pearlman’s system.