Jackson’s Body To Be Released At 6 pm. No Foul Play, Says Coroner
By Dolores M. Bernal, NEWS JUNKIE POST
Michael Jackson’s doctor has returned after being missing according to several reports.
Dr. Conrad C. Murray was with Jackson yesterday, but he took off as soon as the singer was taken to UCLA Medical Center by paramedics. It’s rumored that Dr. Murray gave Jackson an injection somewhere earlier that day. Murray says that he was is ready to talk to the authorities.
Evidence of Lidocaine at the residence was found when paramedics arrived. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can be used to help stop an arrhythmia. It’s unclear if Murray tried to use the anesthetic in order to help Jackson.
According to reports paramedics performed CPR on Jackson to resucitate him. Murray pushed for the paramedics to not give up and declared that he was actually dead.
The doctor’s car was towed away from the mansion after no one in the house said who it belong to. Earlier today the license plates confirmed that it was Jackson’s personal doctor.
A press conference by the coronary’s office has been scheduled to 3:15 pm (Pacific Time). Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran is performing the autopsy. The Dr. was a star witness in the O.J. Simpson case.
The 911 Call
TMZ was able to get a hold of the 911 tapes, follow this link. The person who called for help never mentioned that Michael Jackson was the person needing help, perhaps to prevent the news from breaking to the public.
Chief Coroner Craig Harvey in a press conference at 3:15 pm, said that the death cause is still pending due to the need for further toxicology tests. When asked what drugs Jackson may have been on, Craig said that he couldn’t comment on anything specific. The autopsy lasted three hours. No signs of trauma or foul play was found.
Craig also said that Jackson’s body would be available for release at 6 pm today.
Reporter Nadia Afghani contributed to this story.
Video of Friday’s press conference on Michael Jackson’s autopsy.