Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of Drew, was discovered dead inside an automobile in National City, California, on Tuesday morning, stated authorities. Her body was found by a neighbor at about six a.m. The neighbor stated to the media she was attempting to leave for work but found herself blocked in her driveway by Barrymore’s vehicle.
The woman moved to the car where she saw Jessica in the driver’s seat. She received no response when she asked her if she needed any medical assistance. The neighbor then added that she noticed Jessica had an energy drink in between her legs, and there were dozens of white pills strewn all over the passenger seat. That was what impelled her to ring up the police.
Paramedics and firefighters dashed to the scene where it was determined that Jessica was dead and that her vehicle had seemingly been parked at that spot for numerous hours. An eyewitness apparently noticed Jessica’s automobile and told police that her car had been parked in the driveway since midnight. He added that he had believed Barrymore was either waiting on someone or was sleeping.
On Tuesday night, the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office admitted they had Jessica’s body, but was unable to reveal the exact cause of death as an autopsy had yet to be scheduled.
Drew Barrymore spoke to the media and stated that although she had only met her sister briefly, she wished her and her loved ones as much peace as was possible. She added that she was incredibly sorry for their loss.
Jessica and Drew had the same father, who was John Drew Barrymore, but the two women were said not to have been close. Jessica’s mother is the actress Nina Wayne. She was John’s fourth wife. Drew and Jessica also had the same birthday, which is coming up on Thursday.
Before her death, Jessica reportedly was employed at a Petco store in California. One of her co-workers talked about her positivity and sense of humor. The friend stated that Jessica was always a very helpful individual. If anyone was having problems, she would try and help work things out. She would always put other people first before herself. The co-worker added that Jessica was an “awesome, helpful person” and that she was someone that all the employees at Petco were going to miss.
However a couple of days before she was found deceased, Jessica Barrymore had put up a puzzling message on her Facebook. Was this a sign that she might not have been as happy as she seemed?
The message read that “life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you WANT to meet, “Sometimes, #life puts you in touch with the people you NEED to meet to Help You, to Hurt You, to Guide You, to Leave You, to Love You, and to gradually Strengthen You into the Person You Were Meant to Become.”
As was mentioned above, Jessica’s birthday was coming up on Thursday. She would have turned 48 this year.
Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of Drew, was discovered dead inside an automobile on Tuesday morning, stated authorities. Her body was found by a neighbor at about six a.m. The neighbor stated to the media she was attempting to leave for work but found herself blocked in her driveway by Barrymore’s vehicle.
By Kimberly Ruble