Michael Jackson Investigation Update NR09390BB

August 10, 2009

Los Angeles: Today, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office released a statement indicating that their investigation into the death of Michael Jackson has been completed.  Even though the Coroner’s Office has completed their examination, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) continues to investigate the events and circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Jackson.

The LAPD has requested that the Jackson autopsy findings regarding the cause and manner of death remain confidential.  The LAPD has respectfully requested from the Coroner’s Office that the existing security hold on the results of the Corner’s investigation remain in place.  The extension of security measures will help maintain the integrity of the investigation and allow investigators from LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division, as well as our partner law enforcement agencies to continue their investigation. The investigation being conducted by the LAPD has included dozens of individual interviews and the service of search warrants locally and out-of-state.

The LAPD would like to thank the Coroner’s Office for their cooperation in this investigation as we seek to determine all of the facts surrounding the death of Michael Jackson.

Until the investigation is complete, the LAPD will not answer questions regarding this investigation.  Other media inquiries can be made to Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.