DEA Joins Jackson Death Probe

LAPD asks federal investigators for help investigating circumstances of star's death
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2009 1:28 AM CDT
LAPD officers stand by a moving van outside the home rented by Michael Jackson in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – Federal investigators are assisting local authorities with the probe into Michael Jackson's death, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Drug Enforcement Administration joined the investigation at the request of the LAPD, a source tells the AP. Authorities have removed prescription drugs and other medical evidence from Jackson's home and are interviewing doctors who prescribed him medication.