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Nye County sheriff to hold press conference on Lamar Odom investigation at 4 p.m.

Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m. to update the media on the investigation regarding Lamar Odom.

The former NBA basketball player was transported to a Las Vegas hospital yesterday after being found unconscious on the floor of a brothel north of Pahrump in Crystal on Tuesday.

Requests regarding the release of 911 calls will be addressed at the press conference, according to the sheriff’s office. No further information or releases on the investigation into the Odom case will be forthcoming from the sheriff’s office until the 4 p.m. press conference.

Nye County Sheriff’s Office detectives Cory Fowles and Michael Eisenloffel arrived at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch following the 911 call and are investigating the incident nearly 20 miles north of Pahrump.

The 6-foot, 10-inch Odom was unable to be airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital from Pahrump due to his size, so he was transported by ground to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, according to Sheriff Wehrly.

First reported by the celebrity news website TMZ, Odom was discovered passed out at the Love Ranch in Crystal with fluid coming out of his mouth after he was rolled over.  An ambulance was called and Odom, 35, was rushed to Pahrump hospital. Once there, doctors reportedly determined he could not breathe on his own.

Rumors of Odom’s death swirled around social media last night, but those have proven to be unfounded. Odom is the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, who filed for divorce from the athlete in December 2013 after four years of marriage. The divorce was finalized on July 21, 2015.


The Nye County Sheriff’s office confirmed at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday that a call came into their dispatch at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday from Richard Hunter, media director for Dennis Hof’s Bunny Ranch, requesting an ambulance for an unresponsive male experiencing a medical emergency at the Love Ranch nearly 20 miles north of Pahrump.

An ambulance from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service arrived at 3:34 p.m. and the Odom was stabilized and transported to Desert View Hospital arriving at 4:16 p.m.  

According to Desert View Hospital spokesperson Meagan Kowalski, “Due to privacy laws, I cannot release any information other than he was at our facility and has now been transported elsewhere.”

According to Wehrly, after being treated by the physicians, arrangements were made to transport Odom by Mercy Air helicopter. However, Odom was unable to be transported by air due to his stature. He was immediately transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas for further treatment.

The brothel is located 20 miles north of Pahrump off Highway 160 before reaching the U.S. Highway 95 interchange. It is one of seven brothels in Nevada owned by Dennis Hof, who is best know for the HBO reality series, “Cathouse: The Series.” Based at Hof’s Moonlight BunnyRanch east of Carson City, the show debuted in 2005.

 

TMZ Story: http://bit.ly/1RGdH0w

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