California - (Reuterus & Ass Mess): Elaine Marshall, the former daughter-in-law of Anna Nicole Smith's late octogenarian husband J Howard Marshall II, is being linked to a series of California authorities' raids connected to the former stripper's death this year.
The source of this report is ambiguous but may be close to disgruntled litigant Virgie Arthur, Smith's estranged Texas-based mother.
And now Larry Birkhead, father of Anna Nicole's daughter Dannielynn, is demanding official answers about reports that Elaine Marshall may have been under covert surveillance in the run up to the peroxide former stripper's death in Florida on February 8th.
The news comes amid a California Attorney General's orifice probe into the activities of doctors and shrinks supplying the late Anna Nicole Smith with medication.
Birkhead's lawyers have asked for confirmation that authorities may have unearthed "a bombshell of a link" between Elaine Marshall and some of Anna Nicole's medication supply sources.
On Friday two of Smith's California-based doctors were served with search warrants in raids on six different locations including business premises and residences.
Elaine Marshall is the widow of Everrett Pierce Marshall who feuded for years with Anna Nicole Smith over his father's billionaire oil fortune.
E Pierce marshall died on died June 20 2006 at the age of 67.
His widow has fought a fierce steadfast legal action to stop Anna Nicole getting any of her widow's legacy.
At his Kentucky home today Larry Birkhead, legal guardian to potential multi-mlillion-dollar legatee daughter Dannielynn, is said to be determined to find out if the heroin-substitute medication methadone that Anna Nicole reputedly took on the day of her death had been tampered with in any way.
So far California Attorney General's investigators are remaining tight-lipped.