I recall local police initially made vehement assertions about it being homicide, without explanation. At the same press conference, I recall they also made aggressive comments about where was the Venmo money sent to the daughter.
MSM/social media soon created a firestorm around the daughter, who was literally trapped in her home, and stalked by photographers when she went out.
Footage was released showing DC buying the stuff, in the parking lot, etc, but no commentary from police. The speculation exploded even more.
In the end, they just released the autopsy and closed the case as suicide. I think they had messed up some of their forensics at the crime scene, not to mention their media and family communications.
Perhaps they had no further evidence or leads to follow, and just wanted it all to go away.
I think they should have clarified the evidence they'd found or not found, rather than just shut everything down.
It's a new era, where police have to deal with the wider public reaction, the true crime phenomenon, where a case in a quiet, unknown corner draws interest from millions of people who have no connection to the people or place.
Edited: I don't have links for something I 'heard about'.