Few details after LPGA golfer and UA grad found deadPosted: Updated:
LAS VEGAS - Police are being tight-lipped about the sudden death of a University of Arizona graduate and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) golfer.
Officers found the body of 25-year-old Erica Blasberg on Sunday at her home just outside Las Vegas. Somebody reportedly called 911 from the house.
Detectives have not said who made that call, how Blasberg died or whether they suspect foul play.
The golfer's parents do not believe their daughter took her own life. Mel Blasberg says, “This is someone that can be patterned after. She did everything right. She's not immune to the pressures of golf. She's not immune to the pressures of life. She's a 25-year-old girl and they're crazy to begin with but this is a story about how you raise a kid and they came out okay and now something happened and we have to find out what it is."
Erica had her bags packed for a tournament scheduled for Monday in Alabama. She was scheduled to leave Nevada the day she was found dead.
Erica grew up in southern California and was in her sixth season on the LPGA tour.