People

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Celebrity

Former American Idol Contestant Killed

Posted on

INF

Former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen died early Saturday morning, the victim of a possible hit-and-run in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Cohen, 25, of Allentown, Pa., was found unresponsive on a street about 300 yards from where her car was parked in a lot, says Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Cohen auditioned for Idol in seasons 7 and 8, gaining attention for her tirade against judge Simon Cowell, who rejected her performance.

First aid workers took her to Community Medical Center in Tom’s River, where she was pronounced dead at 6:35 a.m., he says.

An autopsy performed Saturday afternoon by the office of the Ocean County Medical Examiner found multiple traumatic chest and abdominal injuries, and a closed head injury, Mohel says.

“There was evidence that her body was impacted by a vehicle,” he says, noting the death is classified as a homicide.

No arrests have been made, says Mohel, who would not say where Cohen was prior to her death due to the ongoing investigation.

Watch a YouTube clip of Cohen’s Idol audition.

RELATED GALLERIES:
PEOPLE Covers: American Idol
from Huffington Post
PHOTOS: Gwen Stefani’s Amazing Abs
WATCH: Gerard Butler Discusses Doing A Cleanse