By Elisabeth Hulette
Police are investigating the death of a woman over the weekend and have seized recording devices and materials related to sadomasochism from the home where she was found.
Officers went to the condo in the city's Newtown section just before 9 a.m. Sunday, after the woman's fiance called 911, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in Circuit Court.
They found her dead on the living room floor with bruising on her face. The woman's fiance told police she had been drinking at a bar, and while there, the two had an argument. Once home, he said, she took the drug clozapine and asked him not to call 911 but instead engage in sexual-bondage relations with her when she passed out, according to the affidavit.
Clozapine is used to treat schizophrenia, according to a National Institutes of Health website.
The fiance, who had bite marks and scratches on his body, gave inconsistent statements to police, the affidavit said.
A police spokesman said officers are still investigating. According to the search warrant, items seized included a "fetish box," a camera, a towel, a pink dog leash, tape and a plastic gun. ...