Autopsy pending in death of woman brought to ER by Redskins player

The autopsy on a woman who died shortly after being brought to the emergency room by two men, including a Washington Redskins player, could take months to complete, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.

The medical examiner’s autopsy of Julia E. Crabbe, 21, of Reston, Virginia, is pending, awaiting toxicology results which could take several weeks or months, said sheriff’s spokesman Kraig Troxell.

Crabbe was brought to the Inova Emergency Room-Ashburn HealthPlex after 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, with what hospital personnel described as a drug overdose. She was unconscious and unresponsive.

Crabbe’s family has said one of the men who brought her to the hospital was Redskins safety Montae Nicholson.

Nicholson has not been charged with any crime, although a search warrant of his Ashburn home allegedly turned up pills, marijuana and foil with residue on it. It is unclear whom the drugs belonged to.

Sources said that was the only search warrant issued at this point.

Crabbe’s family members have been angry that Nicholson never called 911, and that he has continued to play for the Redskins during the investigation.

Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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