NEWS DEPARTMENT OF CORONER
County of Los Angeles
Anthony T. Hernandez, Director
Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
1104 North Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Craig Harvey, F-ABMDI
Chief Coroner Investigator
RE: Coroner Case Number 2009-04415 – JACKSON, Michael Joseph
The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner conducted an autopsy on the body of Michael Joseph Jackson, age 50, on June 26, 2009.
The cause of death has been DEFERRED pending the receipt of additional toxicological tests and tissue studies that have been ordered by the medical examiner.
There will be no final ruling as to the cause and manner of death until the requested test results have been received and reviewed in context with the autopsy findings. It is anticipated that this process may take as long as 4 to 6 weeks to complete.
Anatomical findings show no evidence of trauma to the body or evidence of foul play. At the request of the Los Angeles Police Department, additional case information is being withheld to allow their inquiry into the death to proceed.