Officials: Hoffman found with likely heroin packs

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City medical examiners plan to conduct an autopsy on the body of Philip Seymour Hoffman as investigators scrutinize evidence from the scene of the actor’s death. That includes packets that law enforcement officials say are believed to contain heroin.

An autopsy is scheduled Monday. That’s a day after Hoffman’s body was discovered in his apartment in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Two law enforcement officials say he was found with a syringe in his arm and with plastic envelopes of what was believed to be heroin.

Another law enforcement official says some packets were stamped with the ace of hearts symbol, and others with the words “Ace of Spades” and that symbol.

All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk about evidence found.

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Associated Press writer Tom Hays contributed to this report.

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