Police were looking for a prescription anxiety medication when they searched a Nevada doctor's house and office in the investigation of the death of LPGA golfer

Erica Blasberg,

court records show.

Henderson police reported confiscating several computers, two video cameras, a cell phone and a global positioning system from Dr. Thomas Hess' home, according to an inventory filed after the May 13 searches. Police also seized white plastic trash bags and a computer from Hess' medical office.

Hess, a family practice physician, referred questions yesterday to his lawyer, Charles Kelly, who declined to comment.

The search warrant issued by a Henderson judge shows police were looking for alprazolam, an anti-anxiety medication also known as Xanax, plus a particular type of white medium-sized trash bags and samples of Hess' handwriting.

Blasberg, 25, died May 9 at her home in the suburban hills of Henderson, about 15 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip.

Henderson police have not said how she died, and department spokesman Keith Paul declined again to release information about what he called an ongoing investigation.

Blasberg's father and golf coach, Mel Blasberg, said he never remembered hearing his daughter mention Hess' name.

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