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Digging Up Anna

Recent allegations have officials reexamining the death of Anna Nicole Smith



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    Anna Nicole Smith is coming back from the dead. Well, at least the investigation into her death is.

    Can't a Playboy bunny rest in peace?

    It's barely been two years and investigators want re-open the mess that was the Anna Nicole Smith overdose saga that gripped the nation for what seemed like an eternity in 2007.

    Prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they are breathing new life into the case, so to speak.

    Interest in her death got a revival recently when felony charges were filed against Smith's lawyer and boyfriend Howard K. Stern and her personal doctors for allegedly illegally supplying Smith with illicit drugs. Smith died of an accidental overdose.

    The new investigation is based in L.A., but South Florida may once again be a staging ground for the mayhem.

    "Our prosecutors have met with representatives of the Los Angeles district attorney's office and the California Department of Justice and discussed the evidence they have turned up in their investigation," said Ron Ishoy, spokesman for the Broward County State Attorney's Office. "We are now investigating that evidence to see where it might lead in relation to Ms. Smith's death here in Broward County in 2007."

    And to think, it took crying judges, cryptic medical examiners and hundreds of TV cameras to get Smith buried in the Bahamas only to have it all dug up again.

    This case may be harder to kill than one of those zombies on Resident Evil. But expect the nation to tune in again because no one from the undead has ever been hotter than Anna Nicole Smith.