The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office is investigating how information from the Brittany Murphy autopsy report was leaked to the press on Tuesday. Investigators want to know how parts of the autopsy report were leaked to the gossip website TMZ.com, including a long list of prescription medications found at the home of Brittany Murphy and husband Simon Monjack.
“I’m furious,” Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said on Tuesday about the leak of the Brittany Murphy autopsy results. “We don’t normally release partial information. If partial information goes out, it of course makes us look bad. Everybody ought to get it at the same time.” TMZ.com managing editor Harvey Levin has refused to comment on how the tabloid site obtained the autopsy information.
Brittany Murphy died on Sunday at the age of 32. Her death has widely been reported as the result of a heart attack. An official cause of death from the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has not yet been released. An official determination of the cause of death is on hold until toxicology and tissue tests are completed, which may take several weeks.
An investigation into a possible leak of information from theÂ Michael Jackson autopsy report earlier this year was also conducted by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office but no evidence of wrongdoing was ever found.
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