Coroner to Hold Michael Jackson Autopsy Results Until Cops Complete Death Probe
Jackson Toxicology Complete, but Results Held Pending Manslaughter Investigation
By RUSSELL GOLDMAN and SARAH NETTER
Aug. 10, 2009
The Los Angeles County coroner's office says it has completed the autopsy of Michael Jackson, but will not release the results until police complete their investigation into the events that led up to the singer's death.
The Jackson family tries to rewrite will and reallocate M.J.'s resources.The coroner has not yet provided a date for when the results will be released.
Jackson died June 25 at his Los Angeles rental home in the presence of his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.
The Los Angeles police said they are continuing to investigate Jackson's death. A search warrant executed last month at the home and offices of Murray indicated that authorities believed Jackson's death may have been the result of manslaughter.
"The LAPD has requested that the Jackson autopsy findings regarding the cause and manner of death remain confidential. The LAPD has respectfully requested from the coroner's office that the existing security hold on the results of the coroner's investigation remain in place," the police said in a statement.