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Final determination on death of Marie Osmond's son weeks away, coroner says

March 2, 2010 | 11:28 am

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The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Tuesday that a final determination of what caused the death of entertainer Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son would be deferred pending further investigation.

Michael Blosil died Friday night after authorities said he jumped from the roof or balcony of a downtown residential building in an apparent suicide.

Ed Winter, assistant chief at the L.A. County coroner's office said an autopsy had been performed on Blosil, the son of Osmond and her ex-husband, Brian Blosil. But an official cause of death would be delayed pending the outcome of toxicology tests, which typically take four to six weeks.

Los Angeles police patrol officers were initially dispatched to the call, but the case was not turned over to detectives as it was determined that Blosil had killed himself.

Investigators believe Blosil fell 15 stories after leaping off the building where he lived. A suicide note was left behind, but officials said the contents would not be released to the public.

Friends and neighbors told authorities that Blosil, who was majoring in apparel manufacturing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, had been struggling with depression.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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Photo: Flowers were left Saturday on the sidewalk outside the downtown apartment building where Michael Blosil died. Credit: Christie D'Zurilla / Los Angeles Times

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