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Michael Jackson's death: Pop star's body flown from UCLA to Boyle Heights

June 25, 2009 |  7:53 pm


Michael Jackson's body was flown in a Sheriff's Department helicopter from UCLA Medical Center to downtown Los Angeles for examination by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. TV news stations covered the trip live.

Police officers guarded the entrance to the coroner's building on Mission Road. News helicopters hovered overhead and county police officers and sheriff's deputies are closed access to adjacent County-USC Medical Center parking lots near the State Street entrance to the new hospital.

The lots are far from full, so this appears to be related to the arrival of Michael Jackson's body, which appears to have already occurred. A Sheriff's Department helicopter apparently landed on an older helipad near those parking lots, near the crematorium.

--Hector Becerra in Boyle Heights

The body of musical legend Michael Jackson leaves in a Los Angeles County helicopter from the UCLA Medical Center on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

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