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Jackson Autopsy 'Taking Longer Than Expected'

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Jul 17, 2009 | 4:10am EDT

The results of Michael Jackson's autopsy have been delayed, after the Los Angeles County coroner's office admitted that compiling the complete report is taking longer than expected.

The L.A. coroner's office initially expected the results of the King of Pop's autopsy to be ready to release at the end of this week.

But assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter has explained it could take up to another two weeks for the report to be completed, insisting it is taking much longer than the office first thought.

The results of the autopsy, especially the toxicology report, will play an integral part in the police investigation into Jackson's death, as it will determine which drugs were in the singer's system at the time of his death on June 25.

Once it is known which drugs were in his body, police can then decide whether or not criminal charges will be brought against the people involved in prescribing the medication.

It has been heavily speculated that an addiction to strong prescription drugs was the reason behind the "Thriller" star's fatal cardiac arrest.

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