The autopsy into the death of Michael Jackson has ruled out foul play or violence. However, speculation is mounting on the singer’s use of painkillers, and the coroner ordered more tests.
“I am here to announce that the coroner has concluded the autopsy for Mr Michael Jackson,” said LA County Coroner Chief Investigator Craig Harvey. “The cause of death has been deferred, which means that the medical examiner has ordered additional testing, such as toxicology and other studies. Those tests, we anticipate, will take approximately four to six additional weeks to complete. There was no indication of any external trauma or any indication of foul play on the body of Mr Jackson.”