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Rev. Dr. Zachery Tims was laid to rest Saturday and now new details have started to emerge from the investigation of his death. The Florida pastor was found dead on Aug. 12 in a New York City hotel room.

New York Police Department officials investigating Tims’ death are looking at the possibility that the minister might not have been alone in his room at the W Hotel in New York City’s Times Square.

An Orlando TV station is reporting that investigators are reviewing surveillance video to see whom Tims may have been traveling with and if anyone had visited the room in which he was staying. The television news station also reported that officials are seeking to get a hold of hotel and cell phone records to find out whom the Florida pastor may have communicated with during his stay in New York City.

An autopsy conducted on Tims was inconclusive, but reports surfaced earlier last week that an envelope holding a white powdery substance was found on the pastor.

Sources close to the investigation believe the substance may be narcotics and might have played a part in the 42-year-old preacher’s death, according to various media reports. Officials were awaiting toxicology results to shed light on what may have caused Tims’ death.

Tims, who often hosted TBN’s “Praise the Lord” program and appeared on various other radio and television programs, founded the 8,000-member New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, FL., NDCC in 1996 with his then-wife, Riva Tims. The couple has four children.

Source: The Belle Report

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