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Jackson Time of Death a Mystery

8/26/2009 5:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MIchael JacksonLaw enforcement sources tell TMZ the L.A. County Coroner cannot pinpoint the time of Michael Jackson's death ... but paramedics say when they arrived they believed he was dead for at least an hour and maybe longer.

Dr. Conrad Murray
's statement to LAPD detectives lays out a timeline in which Dr. Murray administered Propofol at 10:40 AM and then ten minutes later (10:50) he walked out of the room, went to the bathroom and returned two minutes later (10:52) to find Jackson was not breathing. He did not have anyone call 911 until 12:21 PM ... approximately an hour-and-a-half later.

Sources say cops are suspicious of Dr. Murray's account. They say when Dr. Murray was interviewed by them two days after Jackson died -- his lawyer by his side -- the doctor's account seemed "scripted."

So when did Jackson really die? Rigor mortis typically doesn't set in for at least 3 hours, and often longer. If rigor mortis has not set in, the only way to approximate time of death is by body temperature. Once a person dies, their temperature eventually rises or falls to the temperature of the environment. For example, if Jackson were in a 70 degree room, his body temp would drop to 70. The body temperature typically drops a degree to a degree and a half per hour, but it's dependent on the ambient temperature.

Here's the problem -- when paramedics arrived the room was sweltering. So Jackson's body temperature could register in the 90 degree range, even if he were dead for a long time. But we're told paramedics did not get a read on his body temp because they were busy performing CPR.

Bottom line -- it's possible Jackson could have been dead much longer than Dr. Murray said. There's no scientific way of knowing.

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76.

JJScott    

Just seen your post EMILY and agree with you makes me weep...just weep......pour soul pour soul pour soul. All he did was give and love and everyone just tore him to shreds. If ONLY he could have just gone somewhere, got help, and lived his life helping the helpless and the sick in the way HE LOVED TO DO and ended his life in dignity. There are a LOT OF FOLKS TO BLAME GOING A LONG WAY BACK FOR SCREWING MICHAEL UP. But that Doctor HAS TO be held responsible for killing Michael. There is no "asissted suicide" clinis in US or UK YET like there are in Switzerland

1821 days ago
78.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Amir will talk,Jermaine, Miko and the bodyguards.Did they get street drugs.IMSOMNIA COVER IS FALLING APART.The breaking story is Why was it so difficult for Michael to go to sleep.

1821 days ago
79.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

one small moment of constipation can cause some serious harm...it seems.

1821 days ago
80.

MRG    

Whether it was 1 DROP or 1 IV BOTTLE - Point is SOMEONE PRESCRIBED IT and SOMEONE ADMINISTERED THE DRUG!!!!!! Whoever did, needs to face the music NOW! No punt intended. Michael is gone and someone has to pay!!!! Lord I pray for the family and friends of MJ as this is just another open wound that has yet to heal!

1821 days ago
81.

ADRIANA    

I, for one, always gave the doctor the benefit of the doubt for making a mistake in terms of the dosage. Now I am starting to believe THIS WAS PREMEDITATED MURDER and CM was only one of the players !

1821 days ago
82.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

LAPD :::GO GET ALL OF THE PAST UTILITY BILLS FOR HEAT AND ELECTRIC.see how much was used per day the previous months.Look at the DAILY USE IN JUNE.THEY TURNED UP THE HEAT IN THAT HOUSE THAT DAY,TO KEEP THE BODY WARM.

1821 days ago
83.

Michael Jackson    

With Sen. Edward Kennedy's death being reported, I now know what happened. Both MJ and Sen. Kennedy faked their deaths and are now running a boat rental store in the Bahamas where they are living as a homosexual couple.

1821 days ago
84.

sue    

i am sure the timeline is a big mystery,since the only person in the room with mj at the time that all of this was going down is DOC MURRAY!!! AND HE IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH. I BET THAT VIDEO TAPE OF MJS ROOM HAS ALL THE ANSWERS WE ARE LOOKING FOR ON IT...rip mj--sue from tampa

1821 days ago
85.

Raven    

So,basically the paramedics already knew he'd been dead for quite awhile but still kept trying CPR? Then the fiasco at the hospital with MORE CPR, on a guy they knew it was useless on?That makes no sense.& took the hospital staff from people who truly were in need of medical attention. The sweltering room didn't give them a tip-off that Conrad was trying to make the time of death look different? Like was the whole house that hot,or just the room he was in? The nurse seems genuine, but still,why didn't she go to someone with all her concerns? Beginning to look like the only innocents in all this mess are the kids.....

1821 days ago
86.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Jackson family new MJ WAS ON SOME TYPE OF SPEED (METH) AND SOMETHING TO SLOW DOWN THE MONEY MACHINE so he could rest (sleep) .Why go pay for a seperate report when you ask for PUBLIC MONEY to bury your son.HIDE THE REAL DRUG ABUSE HE WAS USING.PROTECT HIS IMAGE,,NO MATTER WHAT.

1821 days ago
87.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Randy,Jermaine and the bodyguards new the video equipment was there.Now it,s gone,huh is it at the pawn?? or a trash can like the drugs ladp found down the street ?? Or they turned it off.

1821 days ago
88.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Reports are MJ was in DOCTOR MURRAY,S BED,no video in that room,he was moved there to change the murder location,or mj was sleeping with THE DOC ??? WHY DO CPR IN A BED???PANIC.. PANIC... MISTAKES ARE MADE ,A MURDER TOOK PLACE AND IT,S ALL FALLING APART.

1821 days ago
89.

sue    

i was just watching headline news and it came up about senator kennedy, you know he passed away on the 25th aug 2 months to the day of mj, and they were showing pics of different people with him and there was a pic of senator kennedy and michael jackson together, it was very touching showing how mj touched every corner of this country in some way...rip mj-sue from tampa

1821 days ago
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Geez    

90 DEGREES!?!? Thats very suspiciously hot. There's just something weird and unsettling about that. Either the room had very large windows that let in a lot of sun and faced the east a bit because at noon time the sun in the area is way up high and even in a hot day...could it be that the "Doctor" put the heater on or let the room swelter up so that the body could be warm and seem like Michael passed very recently?

Im not sure about the time lines either, there's no way of verifying those timelines right? Also, did Michael have like, cash at hand in the house? Just wondering.

1821 days ago
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