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all the severe flooding in that region. >> at least they figured it out. that will do it for us. >> thanks for joining us. we'll see you again at 6. tonight, breaking news -- the prince mystery. what happened in the pop legend's final hours? the autopsy just completed. authorities revealing two major findings. plus, new details on his mid-air health scare, as tributes pour in around the world. also breaking -- massive manhunt. a killer on the loose, residents forced to hide inside a church. already eight dead, including children. caught on tape, trump's top aide revealing the gop frontrunner has been playing a part that's about to change. ted cruz on the attack, saying the comments prove trump is a con man. mayday. the inside story of a catamaran capsizing. all of it caught on camera. the moment the ship goes under and the frantic effort by passengers to stay alive.
and, the royal welcome. the president meets the queen. but leave it to little george to stay up past bedtime to steal the show. good evening. i'm tom llamas, in for david. we begin on this friday night with the first clues in the mystery of prince's death. the tributes still rolling out across the globe in the wake of his sudden passing. but the preliminary autopsy reports shedding a little light. prince's body now returned to his family. traveling today in this hearse. and fans still gathering outside his home in paisley park. here's dan harris. starting us off with new details of prince's final moments. >> reporter: at a news conference late today, the local sheriff said there were no obvious signs of trauma when prince's body was found thursday morning. >> we have no reason to believe at this point that it was a suicide. but again, this is early on in
this investigation. >> reporter: he filled in some key details of those final hours. he said prince was last seen at 8:00 p.m. wednesday night after being dropped off by an acquaintance. the next morning, staff members got concerned. >> they were trying to reach him yesterday morning and were unable to reach him and they responded to paisley park and found him unresponsive in the elevator. >> reporter: a transcript shows the 911 caller said, "we have someone who is unconscious at prince's house." >> at paisley park. 7801 audubon road. person down, not breathing. >> reporter: first responders attempted cpr, but couldn't revive him. at 10:07 a.m., he was pronounced dead. today the medical examiner conducted an autopsy, but won't release results until they can get prince's family and medical history, and run a complete toxicology exam. which could take weeks. >> final 2-7, moline. >> reporter: just about a week ago on his way home to minneapolis, after performing in
atlanta, prince's plane had to make an emergency landing in moline, illinois. descending approximately 45,000 feet in 17 minutes. prince checked into a local hospital for three hours and then went home. his team said he had the flu. the next day, prince tweeted that he was throwing a $10 a head dance party at paisley park. >> he seemed great. totally fine, energetic. >> reporter: local newspaper reporter sharyn jackson, who was there, said prince clearly wanted everyone to know he was fine. what you're describing does not sound like a man on death's door. >> i certainly did not get that impression, that's for sure. it was just a fun, celebratory time. it just felt like we were being welcomed into prince's home and got to share a few minutes with him. we had no reason to be concerned about anything. he said, wait a few days before you waste any prayers. >> dan, still so many questions tonight. what's next for the investigation? >> reporter: now that the
autopsy has concluded, the body has been returned to prince's family. the sheriff says he has several detectives and agencies working on the case, but he said don't expect quick answers. he would rather be right than fast. tom? >> dan, thank you. and the reaction to prince's death is coming from across the spectrum, and around the world. here's linsey davis on the outpouring from the millions of people he touched. >> reporter: in the streets, online, even out of this world. nasa, joining in the collective remembrances, tweeting a picture of purple nebula. from boston to orlando, new orleans to australia. world landmarks bathed in purple. across the globe, an outpouring and an outcry. some moved to tears, others moved to dance. spontaneous dance parties breaking out like this one in brooklyn, hosted by director spike lee, where they partied
like it was 1999. minneapolis' mayo clinic posted this message, encouraging people to wear purple. and across the pond, at lunch with queen elizabeth, there was michelle obama, dressed in his favorite color. bruno mars posting this photo of a note from prince. bruno, may your only heroes be god and yourself. piece, -- peace and be wild. and elton john tweeting, he was a greatest performer i've ever seen. a true genius. and this from cher, i'm sad beyond belief for prince. tributes fit for a king, but today, they were for a prince. there is a big crowd here at first avenue, the club where "purple rain" was filmed. there was an all-night prince dance party last night, and another one scheduled for tonight. tom? >> linsey, thank you. and the overwhelming public outpouring for prince was a stark contrast on how he kept his public life.
here's byron pitts on how much prince kept to himself and the vault full of music he never released. ♪ little red corvette >> reporter: we now know, for a man so gifted, the groundbreaking videos and movies, prince was as complicated as he was creative. the soaring talent, born in part out of tormentntnt. he once toldavis smiley about his battles with epilepsy. >> in school, i was teased a lot. early in my career, i tried to compensate by being as flashy as i could. >> reporter: indeed, a child prodigy, he could play two dozen instruments by 12. his first six-figure contract by 19. he was quite the ladies' man. married twice. his list of reported loves, madonna, carmen electra, his drummer, sheila e.
and he was said to be a devout christian. and became a jehovah's witness in 2001. can you imagine prince showing up at your door praising jehovah? perhaps the biggest secret of this star we barely knew, what of the vault of music he never released? >> one day, someone will release them. i don't know that i'll get to release them. >> reporter: tonight, outside the apollo theater, the faithful have gathered for a second night. one would imagine that prince the artist and prince the businessman would be pleased. tom? >> byron, thank you. and later this evening, "20/20" takes a look at prince, the legend and the mystery, at 10:00 p.m. eastern. we do move on to breaking news from ohio. a killer on the loose after a gruesome scene of carnage. the bodies of at least eight people, including a child, all members of the same family. three children left alive. the bodies found in several homes not far from one another.
and tonight, the manhunt is on. alex perez is on the scene. >> reporter: a community on high alert. tonight, police on the hunt for a cold-blooded killer and any possible accomplices. >> there is a strong possibility that any individuals involved with this are armed and extremely dangerous. >> reporter: the crime scene, a gruesome massacre in rural ohio. eight people -- including a 16-year-old boy -- found dead. shot execution style in four separate homes near the village of peebles. three small children, including two infants, spared. police believe all the victims are related. >> it's heartbreaking. i mean, the one mom apparently was killed in her bed with the 4-day-old right there. >> reporter: as word spread, a local high school put on lockdown and the ohio attorney general rushing more than a dozen agents to the scene. ohio governor john kasich, campaigning today out of state, says his office is monitoring
the situation. he tweeted, "reports we are receiving from peebles are tragic beyond comprehension." and tom, it's still not clear what the possible motive could be. investigators say they will be working round the clock until track down whoever is responsible. tom? >> alex, thank you. next tonight, breaking news. a law enforcement official confirming to abc news that 500 pounds of commercial grade fireworks are missing, and believed to be stolen from a train traveling between chicago and detroit. authorities say the fireworks could be dangerous in the wrong hands. next to the race for the white house. and what could be a new donald trump in the wings. his new top campaign aide saying his fiery image has been a part he has been playing. his rival ted cruz saying that means that whatever trump says can't be trusted. here's jon karl. >> reporter: on stage tonight in delaware -- >> go ahead.
what the hell. let's have some fun. it's friday, let's have some fun. >> reporter: donald trump sounded like his old self. >> build the wall! build the wall! we will. >> reporter: but behind closed doors, the man now taking charge of his campaign was recorded promising republican officials that trump will tone it down. the audio obtained by the "new york times." >> the part he's been playing is evolving into the part that you've been expecting. but he wasn't ready for. negatives will come down, image will change. >> reporter: he described two trumps. >> when he's in a room, when he's talking business and talking politics, in a private room. it's a different persona. he's projecting an image that's for that purpose. >> reporter: trump himself promised a transformation months ago. >> i will be changing very rapidly. i'm very capable of changing to anything i want to change to.
>> reporter: now senator ted cruz -- branded "lyin' ted" by trump -- is turning the insult around. >> he is telling us, he is lying to us. >> reporter: cruz now calling trump's entire campaign a lie. >> he's telling us he's lying to us. you look at what his campaign manager says, is that this is just an act, this is just a show. it doesn't make any sense to support the guy who is blatantly lying to you and laughing about it. he is making fun of us right now. >> jon, we've seen signs of the new trump. but we'll be seeing even more next week? >> reporter: next week, trump is delivering what his campaign is billing as a major foreign policy address, with specifics, written with the help of speechwriters, and even using a teleprompter. something trump almost never uses. tom? >> jon, thank you. and to virginia and a partisan divide over voting
rights, the governor restoring voting rights to over 200,000 felons if they've completed their sentences and probation. the governor says he's trying to help undo the state's history of stopping african-americans from fully participating in democracy. republicans say it's a bid to help hillary clinton become president. now to the extreme weather. houston finally getting a break after historic rain. the dams opening, but sending a foot of water into a nearby neighborhood. and tonight the rain is heading to the east coast. they could use it. dry conditions fueling this large wildfire burning in hyde county, north carolina. here's rob marciano. with the severe storms in the forecast this weekend. rom? >> reporter: good evening. that storm that brought all the rain to texas, finally on the move. not raining in new york yet, but pretty much everywhere else on the east coast, it is. we need this rain. won't get a ton of it. should be over by tomorrow lunchtime. two systems coming into the west coast. the first, doing wind damage in
interior parts of california. that will traverse the mountains. and the system behind that one, a more potent one. as it rolls into the plains, tuesday and wednesday, potential for a more damaging severe weather outbreak next week. tom? >> rob, thank you. and from texas tonight, we do move on to the new details in the mysterious killing of a fitness instructor at a church. this video showing the killer walking the halls before she arrived. police also revealing that she died from a head wound caused by an unknown instrument. and to london, president and mrs. obama meeting with the royal family. but this encounter getting the most buzz, prince george getting a delay of bedtime to say hello to president obama. here's terry moran.
>> reporter: as the obamas arrived at kensington palace tonight, you could just see him there in the hallway, standing by his dad, prince william. and once inside, the little prince and the president shared a moment, now melting hearts around the world. prince george got to stay up 15 minutes past his bedtime to meet the obamas. it was that kind of day. the queen and prince philip, personally greeting the first family outside windsor castle. and then look at this -- they all pack into the royal range rover, with prince philip, the duke of edinburgh, acting as chauffeur. >> i have never been driven by a duke of edinburgh before. >> reporter: but the president landed himself in the thick of a ferocious political battle here. britain's about to vote whether to leave the troubled european union. obama's urging them to stay. and the mayor of london, who wants britain out, sneered in an op-ed piece about taking advice from a, quote, "part-kenyan president." obama shot back.
>> i am not coming here to fix any votes. i am offering my opinion. and you should not be afraid to hear an argument being made. >> reporter: but the politics here are secondary. this is really a farewell trip. and president obama seemed almost wistful, bidding good-bye to queen elizabeth, calling her a real jewel in the world. tom? >> terry, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the amazing new video. the catamaran capsizing. nearly 100 tourists aboard. and the terrifying moment, the water rushes right in. plus the major recall involving more than 1 million popular cars and suvs. that could be posing a risk on the roads. and "america strong." a baby left inside a hot car, and the good samaritans that helped police save that child.
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back now with a mayday moment at sea. a catamaran capsizing in rough waters. tonight, new video capturing the frightening moments when the boat goes down. and what american travelers should be aware of when booking those international excursions. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: a boat full of tourists, music playing. but take a look at those orange life jackets -- a signal something is wrong. >> there's water in the bottom of the boat. >> reporter: a catamaran, already struggling in rough seas, when suddenly things get much worse. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the boat capsizes. nearly 100 tourists, on a day trip last year off costa rica, are plunged into the water. >> within a minute it was flipped. very fast. shocking. >> reporter: as they try to stay afloat, it becomes apparent that not everyone made it. >> i think he's dead. >> reporter: three people, including one american, do not survive. but the rest of the passengers and crew are soon rescued.
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