Police seize medical CD labeled with Jackson pseudonym
Police searching the Las Vegas home and office of Michael Jackson’s personal physician seized a compact disc labeled with a pseudonym used by the pop star, a source familiar with the search said Wednesday.
The disc marked “Omar Arnold” contained what appeared to be records of an electrocardiogram that Dr. Conrad Murray performed on Jackson while the singer was living in Las Vegas, the source said.
Omar Arnold was an alias Jackson had long used in connection with his healthcare, and not long before his death he had obtained at least one prescription in that name.
In search warrants signed by a Las Vegas judge, investigators said they were looking for medical files, billing records, prescriptions and other items relating to Jackson or 19 possible pseudonyms, including Omar Arnold.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration also copied four computer hard drives in Murray’s cardiology office and collected phone message pads, the source said. At his home, they took cellphones and copied the drive of another computer.
Authorities are contemplating manslaughter charges against Murray in the June 25 death of Jackson at the singer's Holmby Hills home. The results of toxicology tests expected to shed light on what killed Jackson are pending.
-- Harriet Ryan