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Thursday 21 August 2014

Findings of Michael Jackson’s post mortem to be withheld

LONDON - MARCH 05: Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England.
LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.
Michael Jackson performing in London in 1993

Publication of the result of Michael Jackson's post mortem examination is to be delayed until after police have finished their investigation into his death, it was announced last night.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said it had now completed its post-mortem examination of Jackson's body and related toxicology tests.

But police have asked the office not to release any findings while their investigation is going on. Ed Winter, assistant chief coroner, declined to comment about when that would be. He said the office would not respond to queries until the police inquiry is finished.

Post-mortem examination results are widely expected to show that Jackson was on heavy medication when he died at his rented Beverly Hills home on June 25.

The police investigation into Jackson's death has increasingly focused on the role the pop star's personal doctor played in the events leading up to his collapse.

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