Drew Barrymore's half-sister found dead in car in National City

Actress Drew Barrymore attends the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall gala at Lincoln Center on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Drew Barrymore's half-sister was found dead in a car in a San Diego County neighborhood, authorities said.

Jessica Barrymore, who would have turned 48 on Thursday, was found in the 900 block of Hoover Avenue in National City just after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

"Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible, and I'm so incredibly sorry for their loss," Drew Barrymore said in a statement.

According to San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV, a neighbor spotted Jessica Barrymore in her car with a SoBe energy drink between her legs and white pills scattered around.

A cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is pending.

Jessica Barrymore and Drew Barrymore's father was actor John Barrymore.

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