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Michael Jackson Autopsy Results Sealed During Investigation

August 11, 2009 9:03 AM ET

The results of Michael Jackson's autopsy are in, but officials won't reveal the coroner's findings while the investigation into the star's death is still ongoing. Jackson's toxicology report was also completed, but the findings will likewise remain sealed. Los Angeles coroner Ed Winter declined to say if and his office will announce the cause and manner of Jackson's death, the BBC reports. The Los Angeles Police Department requested that the coroner's office keep the records confidential for now.

Look back at Jackson's life and career, in photos.

As Rock Daily has previously reported, law enforcement officials working on Jackson's death have focused their investigation on Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician who authorities believed administered the powerful sedative Propofol to the singer within 24 hours of his death on June 25th. An overdose of the sedative could cause a patient to stop breathing, which leads to a buildup of carbon dioxide buildup in the body that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

In the weeks since June 25th, police have raided Dr. Murray's Houston offices and Las Vegas home, searching for "evidence of manslaughter" in relation to Jackson's death and information on the many aliases Jackson used when obtaining illegal drugs. A search of Jackson's home after his death recovered a bag of Propofol, an IV stand and oxygen tanks. So far, no charges have been filed against Murray.

In other Jackson news, brother Jermaine Jackson is reportedly trying to organize an all-star tribute concert to Michael in Vienna, Austria, in late September, the BBC writes. Jermaine performed in a tribute to his brother in Vienna at the Save the World Awards in July, as well as sang the Charlie Chaplin song "Smile" at Jackson's memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center. According to the BBC, Jermaine will curate the planned event. "Jermaine Jackson will take care of that personally," a spokeswoman for World Awards Media, who will host the concert, said. "He is inquiring [about] all his friends and stars he knows for that concert." The Jermaine tribute is not affiliated with the AEG Live-planned tribute concerts planned for later this year.

See photos from the Michael's all-star L.A. memorial.

Related Stories:
Michael Jackson Investigation's Lone Focus Turns to Dr. Murray
Police Believe Jackson's Physician Administered Deadly Propofol

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