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L.A. County coroner withholding results of Jackson death probe

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said it has completed its investigation into the death of pop star Michael Jackson but was withholding the results -- and comment -- about the cause and manner of death pending the outcome of the police investigation.

"The investigation was thorough and comprehensive," coroner's officials said today in a news release.

But to maintain the integrity of the LAPD investigation, coroner's officials said they would honor an LAPD request to continue the existing “security hold” on all coroner documents related to the Jackson investigation.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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Baloney! Money talks and someone is being paid off to protect MJ's name. Which family member or corporate bigwig is it?

Relax, Tab.

If the coroner's report essentially points the finger at the doctor's involvement, it's only prudent to wait for the police investigation to conclude.

With the millions of taxpayer dollars that Michael Jackson's untimely death has cost don't we have a right to see the coroner's report? It's been a month since Mr. Jackson has died and he has yet to be buried nor has the coroner's findings been made public.
This is as ridiculous as it is undignified. It's time for some closure- it's time to move on.

I think it is sad that the LAPD is keeping America hostage in not releasing the cause of death of Michael Jackson. America has the right to know what cause his death. Get it together LAPD and release that information, so that America can put this case begin us. Thank you!!!!!

Tab . . . nice usage.
Since we did spend so many tax dollars on the untimely and terribly sad death of MJ . . . wouldn't that all be a waste were they to prematurely release details that could have brought closure to the case overall. So patience-- many a criminals have gotten away due to an error on the PD's end. And after all, they did have a huge memorial service for the purpose of allowing the fans to have closure and grieve, thus the criminal case must be kept separate from the anger and grief. Bologna it maybe . . . but certainly not baloney

It's unfortunate that you guys (Tab and DIrk) are so bored that you have nothing more productive to do with yourselves than to post comments regarding MJ's death. The guy is dead, let him rest in peace and go make yoursleves useful by keeping your comments quiet!

How long before someone leaks the report? 48 hours?

Eu sou do Brasil,e sou fã do Michael Jackson,estamos com você Michael,descance em paz!!

AEG (the promoter of Jackson's new tour) has $17.5M in Business Interruption Insurance thru Llyods of London on Jackson's life. However, there is a provision in there which will void the insurance if Jackson is was found to have died due to drugs. AEG is owned by Philip Anschultz (who owns Staples Center, the Home Depot Center, LA Live, the Major League Soccer franchise, and many other sports/entertainment venues). Anschultz is worth $7.8 billion and is the 31st richest man in the US.

I believe he asked Mayor Villaragosa to order the Coroner's office to withhold the autopsy report for the insurance money. I believe that report indicates that Jackson was a long-time user who died from drug overdose.

BTW: Anschultz hosted the mayor's fundraiser at the Grammy Museum this weekend.

Just wondering if the coroner's office withholds ALL autopsy results when the death is under investigation. If not...then what's up with this? Why is it any different in this case?

Jim Q Citizen has already stated very nicely the rest of what I was thinking!

Michael jackson was a wonderful beautiful singer and person,whose fame destroyed him,he loved people,and trusted those he shouldnt have,He was hurting and was encouraged to ease that pain,by getting hooked on Percription drugs,Doctors should have known better.Money is the root of all evil they say.Poor Michael,I loved you,and wish I had been your friend,I would have tried my hardest to have helped you.The Good die young they say,Just like my best friend who died from cancer..God Bless.

The results are being withheld so the Jackson family can figure out a way to make some money on the results.

The Autopsy Report is confidential. It is important not to disclose the report as there is a manslaughter/murder investigation going on. This is not likely to be completed in a matter of weeks. The police will need more time to get on with their work.

This is absurd. How can we bring the people who are responsible to justice (as they have in the Anna Nicole Smith case) without this crucial evidence?

Something smells fishy about this


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