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Ex-Cat Blasberg recalled as 'goofy, competitive' – death still mystery

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Ex-Cat Blasberg recalled as 'goofy, competitive' – death still mystery

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As family and friends attended a memorial Wednesday for former Arizona Wildcat golfer Erica Blasberg, police seem no closer to revealing more information about her death.

Blasberg was remembered at a ceremony in her hometown of Corona, Calif., as "goofy, fun-loving and ultra-competitive," by her agent, Chase Callahan, according to PM Agence France-Presse.

She was "the girl who could floor you with a grin," added friend Shane Bacon, according to USA Today.

Blasberg's body was found in her suburban Las Vegas apartment May 9 after a 911 call from her apartment. Initial reports indicated Blasberg took her own life, but police have not confirmed that. In fact, very little information has come out since then, including a cause of death and who made the call to police.

CBS News reported on Thursday's The Early Show that it's not unusual for police to hold back some of the information they have collected, but they should at least answer some of the family's questions.

CBS legal analyst Lisa Bloom said Blasberg's parents "ordinarily would have a right to know (what's going on), although not necessarily at the beginning of an investigation. . . . For example what was the condition of her remains, who was the person that called 911, to give them some comfort at this awful time."

Even the results of a pending toxicology report won't answer all the questions, she said.

"It may only reveal how she died," Bloom said on The Early Show. "For example, if she died from a drug overdose, that doesn't tell us whether it was an accident, whether it was intentional, what conversations she may have had with family or friends prior to her death. That's the kind of information her parents surely want."

Blasberg was a 2-time all-American for the Wildcats in 2003 and 2004, winning six times over her two seasons at Arizona. She was the 2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year and won the Golfstat Cup after recording the lowest average scoring total for the 2003 season.

Blasberg turned professional in June 2004 and qualified for the LPGA Tour the following year. The southern California native won a career-high $113,428 in 2008 and finished in a tie for eighth in the SBS Open in Hawaii that year. She only made one appearance on the tour this year, two weeks ago in Mexico.

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