Michael Jackson's Doctor now being sought for answers
Jun 27, 2009, 14:52 GMT
Los Angeles - Michael Jackson\'s family remained unable to contact his private doctor to learn about the singer\'s final hours Saturday, two days after the death of the pop star. © Solarpix / PR Photos
Los Angeles - Michael Jackson's family remained unable to contact his private doctor to learn about the singer's final hours Saturday, two days after the death of the pop star.
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, a friend of the family, told broadcaster CNN on Saturday that relatives are growing increasingly upset because they remain unable to contact Conrad Robert Murray, Jackson's private doctor.
The cardiologist has not been accessible since leaving Jackson's home after the singer's death. Murray regularly accompanied Jackson and tried to resuscitate Jackson after the singer collapsed in his Los Angeles home on Thursday.
An autopsy has shown no foul play suspected in Jackson's death and police say Murray is not a suspect. It is unclear if he has been questioned. Murray's car was taken as evidence after Jackson's death.
Jackson, 50, died of cardiac arrest.
Citing the Los Angeles coroner's office, CNN reported Saturday that Jackson's remains had been moved to an undisclosed location that will remain secret at the request of the singer's family.
'We ask that you respect the family wishes,' deputy coroner Ed Winter told reporters. 'They are all grieving in their different ways.'
Murray was reportedly employed by the concert firm organizing Jackson's massive comeback tour, which has said that Jackson had recently undergone thorough medical tests and was in good condition.
The focus on Jackson's doctor and the medications that the pop idol was taking was thrown into sharper relief by reports that just the night before his death he had been energetic, focused and in high spirits.
Jackson was working at one of the last rehearsals in Los Angeles before his planned departure for London.
'There were a couple of times when Michael stood at my side and we looked at the stage together and were just beaming with gladness that we had arrived at this place,' the show's director, Kenny Ortega, told the Los Angeles Times Saturday.
'And he was happy. We all felt that and shared that. We were four or five days from finishing in Los Angeles and heading to London and feeling in really good shape.
'He was dancing, training, working every day. He was enthusiastically involved in every creative aspect of this production.'