Spokesman: Jackson family inquired about second autopsy
The family of Michael Jackson contacted a specialty autopsy business, 1-800-AUTOPSY, after the singer's death this week to inquire about having a second autopsy done, the company spokesman told CNN on Saturday.
Company founder Vidal Herrera said the funeral home where Jackson's body was taken contacted him on Thursday, the day Jackson died, and a representative of the family called him on Friday.
He said he told both that he didn't believe another autopsy was required. An autopsy exam was performed Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The body was moved to a funeral home Friday night. The location was not disclosed.
Herrera is a former deputy field investigator for the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
In addition to determining the exact cause of death, 1-800-AUTOPSY provides confidential services such as tissue and organ donations, according to their Web site.
The coroner's office said Friday that they wouldn't have an exact cause of death for four to six weeks, because further tests were being done, including toxicology exams.