July 17, 2009

Release of Jacko autopsy report delayed

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office will not release the results of Michael Jackson's autopsy for another two weeks, sources told TMZ.

Results of toxicology tests performed on the 50-year-old singer's body reportedly were expected to be released to the media this week or early next week.

However, sources told the entertainment news Web site the announcement has been delayed two weeks because some outside consultants have not completed their analyses and the coroner does not release partial results.

TMZ cited unnamed insiders as saying already completed tests and reports suggest the drug Propofol will eventually be listed as the primary cause of Jackson's death. The pop star died of cardiac arrest June 25 after a suspected prescripton drug overdose.

Although police have said they will not categorize Jackson's death until after the coroner's reports are all in, law enforcement sources have told the Web site the case is being treated as a homicide.