Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson -- Cause of death deferred


                                                                                    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

                                                                                                (323) 343-0783


                                                                                                Ed Winter

                                                                                                Assistant Chief        

                                                                                                (323) 343-0783                      




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.




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