Police Release Photos Of Scott Weiland’s Tour Bus

CBS aired a story last night on the Bloomington police department releasing their report on Scott Weiland’s death. They also released photos, which were shown on the television report seen below. None of the photos show Weiland.

Bloomington police released a transcript of the 911 call made the night late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota last month, The Star Tribune reports.

Tour manager Aaron Mohler went to check on Weiland after bandmates received a call from Weiland’s wife, photographer Jamie Weiland, who was concerned because she hadn’t heard from him. Mohler entered the bus outside the Country Inn & Suites at the Mall of America, where Weiland appeared to be sleeping in his bedroom, according to the police report.

Weiland was usually a heavy sleeper, so Mohler shook him, then removed the pillow from under his head. Mohler couldn’t feel Weiland breathing and called drummer Joseph Castillo onto the bus for help. Neither man could wake him, and they called 911.

“I, I think he’s dead,” one of the men told dispatchers Dec. 3. “He’s not moving. He’s stiff, his whole …”

Dispatchers asked if a defibrillator was available. The caller said the band did not carry one on the bus. Instructions were then given to attempt chest compressions.

The caller says Weiland’s body is rigid and that he is not breathing.

“I mean, he’s like hard as a rock right now, not moving,” he said in a 911 transcript released Tuesday by Bloomington police. “ … there’s no breath. There’s no nothing.”

According to FOX 9, police would note the bus was neat — band members names were on bunks and doors, including Weiland’s bedroom in the back of the bus where has was found in his bed.

In the bus, investigators found marijuana, prescription drugs, and cocaine. Band and crew told police Weiland had been drinking vodka and tequila quite heavily, was taking the heroin-blocker Subloxone, and prescriptions. They also said he used cocaine as recently as a week before his death, and took the drug, molly, a day or two before his death.

In a statement, an investigator wrote, “All of the band members and its entourage were visibly upset” but longtime Weiland friend and band member Thomas Black, said he was also “not surprised that Weiland had died.”

Black was arrested for cocaine possession, but police couldn’t prove the drugs were his due to the amount of people on the bus, so charges were dropped against him.

Tommy Black has contacted Alternative Nation, and tells us he didn’t say that he was ‘not surprised’ that Scott Weiland died. “That was not my quote about Scott. He was my closest friend and I would never ever say anything like that.”

  • Lucky Neko

    So sorry to read about this. R.I.P. Scott Weiland.

  • Chris Stewart

    So sad to see his cigarettes and other possessions just sitting there waiting for him to come get them. That bus depresses me. This is how a band starting out is supposed to tour not an established artist. But he put himself in those shoes and in that terrible place. I can’t blame him for essentially doing himself in. The ups and downs were too much and I think this was the final down his heart could take. Sorry to see you go like that old friend.

  • Raj

    Rigor mortis can set in pretty quick that’s why Weiland was so stiff or hard as rock as described by his bandmate. When they said Jamie had not heard from Weiland, it’s possible that he was dead for a few hours. Still sad to read about.

    • Ann Anderson

      He was likely dead at least 5-6 hours for that degree of rigor to take hold.

  • Jesse Bukal

    How fuckin sad to go out like that.

  • http://rameningitis.com rameningitis

    i wrote a short blog about my time as Scott’s personal assistant. Link in profile. Pretty sad to see those pics.

  • david

    Always thought he would beat the addiction as he had made it this long with it. (20+ yrs) Loved his frontman status with STP and VR. Even his solo projects were amazingly creative. Take a listen to those as well. (12 Bar Blues and Happy in Golashes.) Sad there will be no more music from the man. Artistic chameleon.

    • Roxxane D’troyt

      he beat the Heroin addiction

  • Go Hiomlán Mandelbrotmenge Imi

    Why the fuck are Sting and his bandmates release photos of SW? This is so fucked up. They are not even playing together anymore? Why sneak into that bus and take pictures?

    • Ann Anderson