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 2009-08735 – MURPHY-MONJACK, Brittany Anne
The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner conducted an autopsy on the body of Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack, age 32, on December 21, 2009.
The cause of death has been DEFERRED pending the receipt of additional toxicological tests and tissue studies that have been ordered by the deputy medical examiner.
There will be no final ruling as to the cause and manner of death until all of the requested test results have been received and reviewed in context with the autopsy findings. It is anticipated that this process may take approximately 4 to 6 weeks or more.
Anatomical findings show no evidence of trauma to the body.