Jackson's Body Released to Family

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2009 1:17 PM CDT
Sunrise lights up a shrine of fan letters and gifts outside the Jackson family home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson’s body has been released to his family, Reuters reports. The family is said to be meeting at Jackson’s parents’ home to discuss funeral arrangements, but no plans have been released to the public. The body was taken to a mortuary from the morgue after an autopsy failed to provide an immediate cause of death. Coroner's officials will now await the results of toxicology tests as rumors swirl about Jackson's heavy use of prescription drugs.