July 22, 2009
Report: MJ autopsies show propofol use
A privately hired pathologist agrees with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office that Michael Jackson had Propofol in his system, sources told E! News.
The iconic recording artist died June 25. The cause of his death is still under investigation and the results of toxicology tests conducted on his body are not expected to be released for at least another week.
However, E! News quoted an insider as saying both a private autopsy commissioned by the Jackson family and an examination performed by the coroner's office revealed the 50-year-old entertainer had needle marks on his body and traces of a potentially lethal amount of the anesthesia Propofol in his body when he died.
The entertainment news program's Web site said the drug is administered intravenously and puts people in close to a comatose state.
The drug reportedly was discovered at Jackson's Los Angeles home following his death.