Jessica Barrymore, the paternal half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead in a car in National City, Calif., on Tuesday morning.
The woman’s body was discovered by a neighbor at around 6 a.m., according to 10News.
The neighbor, Marta Lopez, told the website that she was trying to leave for work, but was blocked in her driveway by the vehicle. Lopez then walked over to the car and found Jessica in the driver’s seat, but got no response when she asked her if she needed help.
Lopez said she found Jessica with an energy drink in between her legs, with dozens of white pills scattered around the passenger seat, which prompted her to call the police.
Late Tuesday night, the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that they had Jessica’s body, but could not reveal the cause of death as an autopsy has yet to be scheduled.
“Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible,’’ Drew said in a statement to the New York Daily News. “I’m so incredibly sorry for their loss.’’
Jessica, the daughter of actor John Barrymore, would have turned 48 on Thursday.