An investigation was opened into an alleged theft from Aretha Franklin‘s property, Michigan police stated Thursday.
The Detroit Free Press reported that the Bloomfield Township police confirmed the energetic legal investigation involving the Queen of Soul’s suburban mansion. Authorities have been tight-lipped on what might have been stolen or any additional particulars surrounding the investigation.
Paperwork filed in an Oakland County court docket after Franklin’s demise didn’t point out the worth of her property, which might run into the tens of tens of millions. Franklin died in August at 76.
There’s a heated authorized battle between Franklin’s property and her 61-year-old son, Edward Franklin. He has been trying to get a court docket order to pressure the property to supply month-to-month monetary paperwork to Franklin’s heirs, based on movie star information web site The Blast.
Franklin’s property is reportedly hesitant to show over such info as a result of it might impression the continued legal investigation into the alleged lacking property.
Franklin, who died from pancreatic most cancers, reportedly owed greater than $6.three million in again taxes and $1.5 million in penalties. An lawyer for the property instructed the Related Press that at the very least $three million in again taxes had been paid back to the IRS since Franklin’s demise.