News: Michael Jackson's Doctor Missing, Allegedly Linked To Singer's Death
Friday, Jun 26, 2009 12:33PM
Michael Jackson's doctor is reportedly been sought after by police today (June 26) and is being linked to having a possible role in the iconic singer's untimely passing.
The doctor reportedly stayed with Jackson until paramedics arrived at his home yesterday.
We've learned law enforcement is looking for a doctor who lived at Michael Jackson's home -- and the doctor is nowhere to be found. The man is Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, who had been living with Jackson in his rented mansion. We're told Murray attempted to revive Michael until paramedics showed up at the scene. The car that was towed from Michael's house last night was registered to Murray's sister. Law enforcement is looking for the doctor so they can question him. A law enforcement source says the doctor gave Jackson an injection before he died. (TMZ)
An autopsy for the singer reportedly began Friday morning.
The Los Angeles County coroner has started the autopsy on Michael Jackson. The doctor performing the autopsy, Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, was a star witness in the O.J. Simpson case. Officials are trying to clear up the facts surrounding the King of Pop's sudden death, which seemed to be due to cardiac arrest. One big question is whether prescription drugs could be a factor. (OK Magazine)
Reports of drug abuse have been speculated as to causing Jackson's death.
While Jackson family insiders suggested prescription drug abuse - specifically Demerol - might have caused the 50-year-old superstar's heart to stop, Lt. Brian Elias said it will be several weeks before toxicology results are ready. (New York Daily News)
Jackson passed away Thursday (June 25) afternoon.
[Updated at 3:15 p.m.: Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.] [Updated at 2:46 p.m.: Jackson is in a coma and his family is arriving at his bedside, a law enforcement source told The Times. (Los Angeles Times)
No further information has been provided as of now.