Jacko Autopsy Results Under Wraps, Kids Get Biz Guardian

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 11, 2009 3:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Jackson's autopsy has been completed, but authorities won't release the results until after their investigation into his death has been completed, reports CNN. Detectives are investigating what role the anesthetic propofol—administered by Dr. Conrad Murphy—played in the singer's death, according to sources. Meanwhile, Jackson's three children are being appointed a guardian to look out for their business interests, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The California judge's decision will delay a concert merchandising agreement until after the watchdog is named. The children are entitled to 40% of Jackson's estate, while his mom, who has custody of the kids, has another 40%.  The probate judge expressed concern that the grandmother Katherine Jackson's financial interests could conflict with theirs. Jackson's estate is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but also carries some $435 million of debt.

Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson I stand together on stage during the memorial service for  Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last month.
Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson I stand together on stage during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last month.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, Pool, file)
Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Prince Michael Jackson I, stand on the stage during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last month.
Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Prince Michael Jackson I, stand on the stage during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last month.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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