The case of Derrick Rose’s alleged sexual assault took perhaps is strangest turn yet, as an LAPD detective who was investigating for a criminal case against Rose was found with a gunshot wound in her home in Whittier, California. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital less than an hour after the gunshot was reported.
Detective Nadine Hernandez sent a letter to the judge in the ongoing civil case against Rose requesting that the accuser remain anonymous to assist in the LAPD’s criminal investigation of the incident. That letter was in itself a revelation that the incident was under criminal investigation, since Jane Doe never pressed criminal charges herself. At 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Whittier police received a call reporting a suicide attempt and responded to Hernandez’s home.