August 10, 2009

Jackson Coroner's Report Complete But Under Seal

Posted: 05:07 PM ET
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - A "thorough and comprehensive" report into the death of Michael Jackson is complete, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said, but police have requested that the report not yet be released because of the ongoing investigation.

The coroner's office said it would abide by the request that "the cause and manner of death remain confidential," and referred all questions to the Los Angeles Police Department. michael_jackson_performing

Investigators are trying to determine if anyone should be charged in Jackson's June 25 death. The singer's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, gave the anesthetic propofol to Jackson in the 24 hours before he died, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. The source asked not to be named because the individual was not authorized to speak to the news media. 

Propofol is commonly known by the brand name Diprivan.

Last week, a source close to the investigation told CNN that the coroner and the Los Angeles district attorney decided that the announcement of the coroner's findings would be delayed indefinitely.

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Honorine   August 10th, 2009 5:11 pm ET

This is getting more and more interesting.

Mara   August 10th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

CNN where are the other articles?

sarah   August 10th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

Finally, now they could just bring that doctor in so MJ and rest of the Jackson family would get some justice.......PEACE !!!!


Toni   August 10th, 2009 5:32 pm ET

They better not let that moron walk free!!!!

Linda from New York   August 10th, 2009 5:32 pm ET

What do you mean trying to determine if someone should be charged--HELLO---

jolande   August 10th, 2009 5:42 pm ET

finaly now the person responsibble have to go to court and mj can rest and the jackson family can start muorningin peace i hope justice will be done

Luda   August 10th, 2009 5:44 pm ET

I think that the fact that it is delayed indefinitely means that they take this investigation with serious, I mean they don't botch it... I believe it's a good sign....
I'm not suprised that the investigation is still going on cause it might be sign that it's not just a classic overdose....
and I believe this story is probably more complicated then we could think...

Honorine   August 10th, 2009 5:44 pm ET


I know. HELLOOOOO....
Isn't it obvious who? atleast for a start?

Odophin Sam Ayodeji.(Nigeria)   August 10th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

Let us leave the king of pop to rest in peace.I dont know why we are always looking for whom to blame for other people's death.The Lord giveth and He amount of investigation,trial or prosecution that will bring micheal back.we should all join hands to immortalised him, learn from his virtues and legacy.We should also ensure that his empire is well catered for.

Jacqueline   August 10th, 2009 5:54 pm ET


I to say HELLO....
come on now huh

Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada   August 10th, 2009 5:59 pm ET

M.J. Death was due to medical negligence by his private doctor and now they expect the public to wait for results! NO WAY LARRY GET AFTER THEM FOR THE TRUTH!

Lori   August 10th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

I think that Dr. Murray is the "obvious" fall guy; but does that mean he is the only one? This is a wide reaching investigation and there are many, many folks that could get drawn into it. From the very first IME for the show insurance policy to Michael's death, there are a lot of confusing and strange coincidences. But it seems to me that there are 2 camps. The Michael was healthy one and the Michael was dependant on RX medications one. AEG needs Michael to be healthy so the insurance will pay out. Someone needs to explain how Michael passed that first exam and why no one noticed at that time he was using RX. So round up all the characters on that side of the story and find out what is going on. Someone knows something and eventually it will come out. I still think there is way more going on here than anyone realizes.

Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:03 pm ET

Hi Jacquelyn, where were you last night? Jermaine must have had Nicole out late. She wasnt on at all. 😀

Lori   August 10th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

Are we going to pick one blog and stay on it or are we roaming all over them? 🙂

Lisa S   August 10th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

I doubt we ever will know the true cause of death. I just hope that the children one day will learn the truth. They have the right to know.

I also hope that Lisa Marie stay in touch with the children as she has gone through the same thing. And she will probably be a really good support to them. I still dont think that his family knew or understood Michael very well.

Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

I agree Lori. In my opinion, he wasnt taking as many or any harmful drugs in the end. However, I DO NOT agree with the diprivan. But I think, honestly, that he was told that it was safe to do, and was never really told what would happen. There has been too many people I tend to believe, that didnt see the drugged up Michael that the 15 minute famers are talking about. That doesnt include AEG. I do not trust anything they say at this point and time.

Lori   August 10th, 2009 6:13 pm ET

I agree that MJ probably had a false sens of security about using the diprivan since he had an on-site doctor. Someone should have taken Michael on a field trip to the hospital so he could have seen just how dangerous it actually is even under ideal conditions.

I bet all of those out of work enablers are really wishing they had taken better care of Michael because with him gone they are out in the cold.

And if Lloyds of London think there was something fradulent about the insurance policy, that will mean another set of investigations.

Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

Lisa S
I had heard an interview with Janet once. She said they never visited each others houses that much, with the exception of Neverland at times, but they would usually all meet { and she said frequently } at the family compound at Hayvenhurst. So if thats true, they probably never seen him on drugs, because he wouldnt have taken anything while visiting.?

Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

It looks like everyone is roaming.

Lori   August 10th, 2009 6:16 pm ET

I've heard that too Toni. I think Michael was probably ashamed that he had any kind of a dependancy issue going on and would have tried to conceal it as much as possible from his family.

Lisa S   August 10th, 2009 6:28 pm ET



But I was not talking about drugs particualry. I was more talking generally...they didnt know any of the people living in his house, they didnt know the people that he had closest in his life and spent all his days with.

It was very clear at Jermaines interview that he didnt have a clue about what Janet was doing. Joe seemed to have moe contact with the fans than with his family. Talking about the son as "supastar", not my son. The mother not involving the son in her decision (according to Jermaine). Family members going out to the media saying totally different things as if they came from different planets.

I honestly dont think that they have a clue about the life Michael lived. I dont say this is something unusual. I believe that is the situatin in many families but it is different when you are a megastar and you dont have the social life that others have. Then your family is very important as they are the ones that known you from the beginning and see you as who you are and not the artist and I dont think that his family knew or understood him and the life he lived.

Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

I think they were a close family, but when they were together it was probably talking about nice things. I love my sister and we are exceptionally close. She lives in ILL. and I in Canada. We see each other 1-2 times a year, but talk on the phone 3-4 times a week. I have no idea of the bad stuff in her family, because we talk about good stuff or our own personal issues just between us. From hearing straight from Michaels mouth, he talked to his mother quite often on the phone, as did the children. he could have also talked to his siblings alot also. They cant see the drugs over the phone.
Im just finding the whole drug thing over the top. So many people say he was a hands on dad and did everything himself with the children. You cannot do that all drugged up. So, its just not adding up to me.

Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:41 pm ET

Im just saying, Michael probably only let them know whwt he wanted them to know. And Joe.....??????What can I say, I really havent figured him out yet. Not sure if I want to try to. 🙂 And I definately agree the family is different, but like Michael said....." when you grow up in front of millions of people, your automatically different". Im just going by what Ive heard Michael say, and right now, thats the family member i'll believe for now. Jermaine...??? Cant figure him out either.

carol kesling   August 10th, 2009 6:49 pm ET

to toni, do you remember the nurse cherlyn lee went home and brought the drs. journal & told michael that if he took this drug HE MIGHT NOT WAKE UP ???i wish he would have listened to all the people who begged him NOT TO TAKE HIS DRUG... now we are all left to try to find closure for this surreal situation.... i do miss him so much !!!!!!! i just cant beleive how one person could have such an effect on sooooooo many people !!!!! i cryed for about an hour last nitewatching some of his videos !!! HOW CAN THIS BE ?????

Honorine   August 10th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

Nothing seems to be adding up to me either. I try not to over think the issues arising since nothing anybody says correlates. It's so strange to me all these.

Yeah! This is a superstar family. Their jobs and responsibilities are very demanding, no doubt. They might have met just a few times in a year. Understandable. So when i hear someone say, the fact that Jermaine doesn't even know MJ had a drug problem means they didn't communicate( disconnected family), it bothers me. Surely the times he met MJ, he was fine and over the phone, he can't tell if MJ was on drugs or not. So give him a break! He loves his little brother. And plus, all the things people claim MJ was doing, i'll doubt somebody doing all that while on drugs. This drug issue is just been blown out of proportion. Ofcourse to draw attention and make money off of it.

Stu,Hungary   August 10th, 2009 7:03 pm ET

I olso cant figur out Joe.Som reports i woch,and i like most,what he say of the family,but i dont know,how much is true about how he was hurt the kids.Wath i was talking about in the afternoun,my friende was woch this documentary about La Toya,and there olso said,thet Joe was beat the kids realy badly,and the mam didnt doo anything to save tham.

Toni   August 10th, 2009 7:05 pm ET

I cant say right now that I believe anything Cherilyn Lee says. Too much of a coincidence. And as far as the rest of them, we're also only hearing their sides of the story....not Michaels.
I cry alot too. He impacted alot of people. I only hope God is telling him Just how many. Im usually okay listening to a cd, but watching a video and actually seeing him, is when I tear up the most. I cant see it getting any easier for a long time, so I'll just keep the kleenex at hand.
At this time I choose to believe Michaels words and his mothers over anyone elses.

michele canada   August 10th, 2009 7:07 pm ET

Linda from New York August 10th, 2009 5:32 pm ET

What do you mean trying to determine if someone should be charged—-HELLO

i have said from day 1 you one will get charged....mark my words....

Toni   August 10th, 2009 7:09 pm ET

Carol, plus if Cherilyn is telling the truth......she is just a nutritionist[or whatever], compared to dr.s telling him it was safe. Who do you think he's going to believe? Remember he argued {supposedly} with her saying that as long as he was monitored, he'd be fine.

Honorine   August 10th, 2009 7:17 pm ET


That was then. I bet u nothing of a sort can even happen today. Everybody's eye is on those kids. Not even Joe can do a thing.

michele canada'

I'll really be sadden if anything like that happens. It will not be fair. It's never been fair anyways. esp when it comes to Michael. I'm very skeptical about everyone. I just wish i could hear the truth fron MJ himself(far fetched huh). It's so sad.

Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

Someone else posted somewhere else in LKL blogs that yet another Doctor in the UK came out and said Michael was going to pay her $800,000 for a supply of Rx drugs, including Diptrivan, this Dr. supposedly has emails from Michael, but that doesn't mean he actually wrote them either, ya know? ... I believe Cherlyn Lee because she came out first, before anyone else breathed that ugly word, that led to all sorts of thngs happening, including that Dr. being searched in 2 states. This leads me to believe the Coroner found Proponol in Michaels' system, that plus the fact the idiot told the police about it. - I don't mean he was an idiot for telling them, he is an idiot for administering it to Michael, not once, numerous times. and he took our Michael away forever...Damn him.

Toni   August 10th, 2009 7:41 pm ET

800,000 My butt, How stupid. Michael would have never paid that. God, where do these people crawl out of?????

Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

Toni...I have no clue lol...and to think this woman saying this is in fact a Doctor!

Have you all seen the video of Billie Jean when she left the courthouse? Man...I feel seriously somewhere in the world, there are 2 people who should not be in a mental facility, and these 2 women got passed over for the shock therapy treatments and just let loose! This Billie Jean-least she dressed colored coordinated–right down to 2, count em, 2 purses and a black umbrella...Hmmmm...Wonder if she did file more paperwork....This stuff did NOT make it to the 5 o'clock news channels, guess TMZ got the exclusive–HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...

Who needs meds when we have all of this–!

Lori   August 10th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

That Billie Jean-she is nothing if not persistent!

Honorine   August 10th, 2009 8:25 pm ET

That's Doctor hungers for a piece of "THE CAKE" That's all i can say.

Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Aww TMZ has yet Another story on Bille Jean she broke into Neverland--this may be old news from last wek maybe, but new to me-
Maybe we can hook up Billie Jean along with the Dr. and Claire with Klein 🙂 Lester can wing it on his own 🙂

lindafromnewyork   August 10th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I'm having trouble playing it on the TMZ site. I would love to hear this crazy chick

Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 9:21 pm ET might be slow-everyone coming home from work....the story is on overload-lol!

My mistake...the Neverland break in was the one in 2008...Same Billie Jean tho' TMZ just resurrected it..........sorry........(She loks sort of like Rick James in that mug shot)

I think I have had enough laughing for back later on....

lindafromnewyork   August 10th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I don't agree with AEG having the right to use the footage indefinitely.

lindafromnewyork   August 10th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

flmao–May Lee–Rick James– HA HA HA HA–I was trying to figure out who she looks like

Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

YEAH..hee hee ha ha ....Super freak-OMG! you don't think he wrote the song for her? Hmmmm......btw, see how old she was last year? I have nothing more to say except...ok....Blanket does NOT look like Rick!

lindafromnewyork   August 10th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Girl, please–she is completely nuts– as cute as Blanket is–she needs to give it a rest.

Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

ok, really...I'll be back later.......Yes, Blanket is an absolute cutie pie, All of Michael J. Jacksons' children ARE VeryBeautiful 🙂

carol kesling   August 10th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

toni, i only HOPE we will get the truth about his death.. but thats alot to hope for !!!!! i hear he is at forest lawn hollywood hills, im glad about that . his grandma is there and it is close to his moms house, think that is why she wanted him there. i live in oceanside ca. and hope to get up there someday.. hopefully there will be a spot there for fans to visit.toni cherelyn told him no so he got someone else and they gave it to him...these drs. need to JUST SAY NO like they tell us to tell our kids. THOSES IDIOTS TAKE AN OATH TO HEAL PEOPLE NOT "KILL" THEM!!!!!!!!! dr.murray knew this drug WAS BAD.

MIMI from GUATEMALA   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

OMG!!!! I think there is something dark in Michael`s dead.

lex   August 10th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

wat do u mean mimi

Tammy   August 10th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Name any person that the stops to mourn. It not only for the music it is for the fact that he truly cared for others. His lyrics were sermon of hope that each of us can do better for all people of the world. Michael couldn’t breathe without the rag magazines tearing up. I am asking you to help me protect the 3 most important people that gave him unconditional love, his children. His children who just lost their world in the blink of an eye. I am asking all his fans not to purchase products in any magazine that puts his children face on any cover. Or any magazine or TV that may hunt them down for a picture to line their own pockets. Michael Jackson made my heart fill with joy as soon as I heard that first beat of a song. Rock on MJ xo God bless his children and family. For us things won’t change, we loved him from a far. Let his children grow up in peace……..

Lori   August 10th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

I think we should try and guess what crazy story is going to vome out next

Lois   August 10th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

I am thinking his cause of death is something totally different. Latoya did say that her brother was murdered. If there was diprivan in his system and they found the stuff in Michael's house, why have they not charged the doctor just based on that? They could always charge him with more stuff later as it becomes evident.

There is something (I think) either more sinister going on and they still have to investigate, or MJ's body just gave out from all the prescription medication he took over the years, simple as that.

Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

I think I am voting for the giant corporate conspiricy theory. I think if it was simple Dr. M would already have been arrested. So it either bigger than we all thing, or as Lois said, simpler. Maybe Michael died of natural causes. But I am waiting for the next piece of bizare info to come out....

Jessica   August 10th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

I thought that he had been taking diprivan a long time ago during a concert tour. Remember CNN went to a doctor's house in the eastern states to try and interview a doctor there. They've been saying that he had IV posts etc way back. IF this is true, then he already had been taking it long ago. It worked for him then, so he just wanted another doctor to administer it again. He was desperate for sleep to do these exhausting concerts and this had worked and he felt safe because he had a cardiologist with him. In the book Michael Jackson, Magic, Madness, R. Taraborrelli , which I am currently reading, it says he used to have a fascination with hospitals and would go and watch entire surgeries. Again , he was comfortable with these settings and had been under lots with his plastic surgeries etc. Of course a professional doctor should have not allowed this to happen!!

karen   August 11th, 2009 12:11 am ET

Iwant to know why joan rivers talks so badly about michael jackson! the man is dead!

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 12:44 am ET

I myself was shocked to hear the police are trying to decide whether or not to charge this quack of a Dr. What is the problem with thesae police?? Are they afraid of something or someone? Or are they simply deciding to hide the truth so insurance payments get made.

Terri Long   August 11th, 2009 12:53 am ET

I hope that the person(s) responsible for allowing Kathy Griffin to take over the microphone tonight for Larry King Live reads my "first ever" post. I was led to comment on watching her tonight with Levi as a guest on the show. I was distraught with their comments about their private relationship. I think this couple is ridiculous together. Kathy Griffin is a terrible host and I hate when she takes Larry's place. She is definitely not a very good role model for CNN. As a Christian, mother, and teacher I find her comments distasteful and insulting. Tonight she seemed to actually even insult Levi at times. If I were he, I would get out of the relationship as fast as possible. As the older one in the relationship, she was even a poor role model for this young man. I sincerely hope the staff of CNN will review their interview and think about how it played out on live TV with typical families watching the show. PLEASE ... there are many others who could host Larry King Live much better in the future.

Dirty Diana   August 11th, 2009 1:53 am ET

I agree with Terri Long......Griffin is a disgraceful substitute for Larry.

Dirty Diana   August 11th, 2009 1:55 am ET

Murray was not allowed to write prescriptions in California. Diprivan should not be given in the home under any circumstance...why is this man not arrested? Where are the security tapes??? This is outrageous? What is the Jackson family doing about this???? Didn't they hire a private investigator?

Lisa S   August 11th, 2009 3:24 am ET

All though I know Michael took drugs I am convinced that didnt caused his death. Not the drugs he was taken and not drugs he was given.

jason West   August 11th, 2009 5:49 am ET

The Jacksons have always been image controlling. This is the way they all have been raised. They have always distributed & manipulated their images for us to view them as they want.
Don't get me wrong. I love the Jackson's and am a huge fan, but for Michael to lie all his life and Janet to have been married for years are examples of what I am talking about. The Jacksons had a drug addict in the family and I believe that is why they have managed to work with the LAPD to withhold the autopsy report to do damage control. THEY HAVE THE POWER AND THE PULL. If Dr Conrad was to be charged, it would have been taking place already. They are fighting in court about Estate and concert rights, so why would they be dealing with such fights over the prosecution of the murder of their beloved Michael. Plus they already have their own autopsy report. There is nothing there but an addict who probably already had the drugs and is to blame partially for his own death. .

Lora   August 11th, 2009 8:33 am ET

God, I hope they do something shortly, everyone needs closure!

Samantha - South Africa   August 11th, 2009 9:04 am ET

I just hope that those that are responsible for Michael's death are brought to justice once and for all!There are still questions surrounding his death which remain unanswered such as why hasn't the person who made that 911 call come forward and how did the security tapes from the house just conveniently 'disappear' the day Michael passed away?Furthermore,I strongly believe that Michael died way before the paramedics even arrived,possibly during the night and Murray turned up the heating system so as not to cast any suspicion and "cover up" his tracks!

Maureen (UK)   August 11th, 2009 9:05 am ET

To be honest I don't mind waiting, so that they can build a case, which in this case is a complex one.

RFergy   August 11th, 2009 10:41 am ET

You know how refreshing it is to come on and see logical, thought out comments! Fantastic! I agree with most of the posts. I think everything is being blown way out of proportion. Someone had said that Michael was on a cleanse to clean his system of all drugs.. maybe he was and as the concerts got closer he was finding it harder to sleep so he asked for diprovan which worked for him before. Diprovan is a strong sedative maybe because of the cleanse his system shut down due to not being use to such a strong drug in his system.

We really have no clue what the coroner repot will say. But each day something more ludacris is said. All I know is I am glad the police are taking this investigation seriously. And I hope this helps crack down on how easy it is for people to obtain drugs!!!!

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 11th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

@Jessica, I read during the last 6 weeks Taraborelli, Margaret Maldonado Jackson, Ian Halperin and Darwin Porter. The first 2 books write positive about MJ, although Margaret opens a book about her dysfunctional marriage with Jermaine (he and his then still wife Hazel Gordy were pregnant at the same time, Jermaine later married Randy's ex-wife). She was very positive about MJ and called him the only one she could trust.

Though there is of course untruth in the books, one gets a picture how complex the family structures were and how much MJ tried to create a distance from this. Distance doesn't mean lack of love for his family, but I get the impression MJ realy wanted to get away from all this complexity, though he ended up in aanother complex situation.

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 11th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

@John, let me give him the Jerusalem squeeze, plenty of qassams in our backyard,

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 5:10 pm ET

Hey fans I think its time we all call CNN and have this guy reported for abuse of the blog. They can trace his IP

RFergy   August 11th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

Then Mr. Jolly if enough is enough stop talking! Your the one on a clearly labelled ENTERTAINMENT BLOG talking about pressing issues!!!!!!!! Go and read about them this is CNN they cover everything!!!

john   August 11th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

yea enough is enough go bury youself on anoter blog k.
we been here longe than you
are you wait for your mommie and daddie to come home from work

Terry, TX   August 11th, 2009 7:41 pm ET

AAAAAGH.....enough already about this celebrity junkie....oh yeah....I do have one question .....has he been planted in the dirt yet?

J   August 11th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Michael was murdered, back in 1993 there was rumor that Michael had borrowed money from the mofia to pay for the free willy movie, and Michael told them that he wasn't going to pay them after the movie made big money at the box office, and the source said that the people he borrowed the money from told Michael that they would get him for doing this to them, and the next thing anyone knew Michael was accused of Child Molestation, the source was a very close family friend of the Jackson's now look at the results of Michaels live 16 years later he's dead.

jason Werfergwertg   August 11th, 2009 11:05 pm ET

remover me

MIMI from GUATEMALA   August 12th, 2009 7:04 pm ET

About the comment by Gerard Jolly:
If you have evidence that Michael was a pedophile and a drug addict, his duty as "American" and "Blessed" is displayed.
Ahhhhhhhhh, I forgot to tell you that pray that God really bless you and calm your heart.

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