Aaron Carter’s fiancee Melanie Martin has broken her silence after the star’s mum made a shocking claim that the singer may have been murdered.
The 34-year-old singer, who rose to fame in the 90s as a teen heart-throb, was found dead in the bathtub of his Lancaster, California home by his housekeeper on November 5, 2022.
An official cause of death hasn’t been revealed yet as autopsy results are pending, although it has been rumoured that Carter, who struggled with drug addiction, accidentally overdosed.
However, Carter’s mom Jane doesn’t buy this theory and believes her son was murdered.
Police maintain that there have been no signs of foul play but Jane claimed on social media that cops “never investigated it as a possible crime scene because of his addiction past”.
She said that “Aaron had a lot of death threats and many, many people who were making his life miserable”.
Melanie Martin, Carter’s fiancee with whom he had a baby son, exclusively told The US Sun she shares his mother’s concerns as “many factors discussed with the police and coroner do not add up to (a) simple overdose”.
She said: “I want to know what really happened so I can focus on raising our son Prince without constantly losing sleep on what happened to his father every night.”
The 35-year-old regained full custody of her son, one-year-old Prince, in December after the couple lost guardianship the previous March. She told The US Sun at the time that she “finally feels like a mother”.
One strange thing Martin said she noticed was that Carter’s phone was not used in the 24 hours before he died.
It was later found in his car after his death, she claimed.
Martin found this odd as Carter “was inseparable from his iPhone”.
“I never saw Aaron leave his phone unattended, especially well away from where he was found,” she said.
She also noted that Carter preferred the shower in his house and “rarely used the tub” where his body was discovered.
“He would also always lock the door for privacy,” she said.
But when his body was discovered, the bathroom door was unlocked, Martin claimed.
The beauty influencer also thought their dog Zelda’s behaviour was odd as she claimed the pet was reportedly in the bathroom with Carter.
“With how long he supposedly was in there with our dog Zelda, it doesn’t add up how our dog didn’t use the rest room there,” she said, while also questioning “how Zelda, a trained service dog didn’t damage a thing while Aaron was in there”.
Carter’s mum Jane posted photos on Wednesday of Carter’s bathroom, which were taken on the day of his death.
One photo is of the bathtub that had green water in it, reportedly from Carter’s body that was left for several hours before his housekeeper found him.
She also shared photos of the floor which had towels, clothes, and what seemed to be spilt contaminated water on it.
“Still trying to get a real investigation for the death of my son Aaron Carter,” the heartbroken mum wrote online.
She added: “I want to share these death scene photos with you all because the coroner wrote it off as an accidental drug overdose.”
Jane claimed that the photos weren’t taken by cops and that authorities “allowed people to go in and out”.
“A lot of potential homicide information,” she claimed.
Martin claimed that Carter was acting strange before his death, saying that “nothing of the last few days of his life added up to a normal pattern”.
While Martin wasn’t at the house with him, she asked the housekeeper to update her on everything Carter was doing, which she agreed to.
The fiancee explained: “On the Tuesday before his death, I called a welfare check on Aaron when he was driving the RV.”
Cops pulled Carter over that day and conducted field sobriety tests, TMZ reported at the time.
But they found that Carter wasn’t under the influence of any substances. Martin said police determined “he was OK to drive”.
“Due to the media attention it caused, Aaron felt I embarrassed him, so we decided to take a break from each other for a couple of days,” Martin said. “I went with our son to stay at my mother’s house.”
Martin admitted that she was “super worried that Aaron would relapse again, since he had a couple of times in recent months”.
She noted that “he signed up for outpatient rehab, and scheduled an appointment for Friday, November 4”.
Carter’s body was found the following day and it’s unclear if he attended the appointment.
“I had sent our housekeeper several text messages showing concern for his wellbeing with no response from her,” Martin claimed.
“No one notified me that Aaron had left his home for Walmart that evening despite my asking of just that.”
She added: “It was unusual he would (do that) because of his anxiety. He’d usually ask someone else to go places for him.”
Martin said that the last thing she heard about Carter was from the housekeeper’s friend, who told her that he was “eating snacks”.
“It was odd to me that the friend was answering instead of our housekeeper,” she added.
“Hopefully one day soon we’ll have an answer (as to what happened to Carter) instead of telling Prince years from now ‘I wish we knew’.”
Melanie previously spoke out about Carter not being a part of the memorial segment at this year’s Grammy Awards, calling it “disrespectful”.
A number of stars were honoured during the event, including Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, tWitch, and others who had fans around the world.
She told The US Sun at the time: “It is very disheartening that Aaron wasn’t included in the in memoriam section of the Grammy’s.
“Aaron wanted nothing more than to be loved and accepted in this world. It was disrespectful.”
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