Drew Barrymore’s half-sister found dead in car

Jessica Barrymore
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SAN DIEGO — A woman found dead in National City early Tuesday was the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, according to media reports.

The body of Jessica Barrymore, 47, was discovered in a car parked across a driveway in the 900 block of Hoover Avenue around 6 a.m. The woman who discovered the body said there were pills visible on the car seat.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner confirmed the identity and birthdate, July 31, 1966, of the victim. Thursday would have been her 48th birthday.

The victim was the daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore and lived in northern San Diego County.

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