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Michael Jackson Surveillance Video Erased

3/16/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The surveillance video of Michael Jackson's home the day he died has been erased -- lost forever, because the LAPD never knew MJ's death would turn into a criminal case.


TMZ broke the story ... the LAPD only copied 4 minutes of footage from the surveillance videos trained on Michael's house the day he died.  The video shows Jackson coming home from rehearsal at around 12:30 AM. 

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers will ask a judge today to order authorities to turn over the nearly 24 hours of surveillance video surrounding MJ's death.

But here's what we found out.  The tape recirculates every 24 hours, and when the LAPD pulled the video shortly after MJ's death, the case was not a homicide investigation so all cops wanted to do was establish a time line -- so the only relevance of the video was showing when MJ entered the home.

We're told cops never looked at the rest of the surveillance video.

The video would have shown who entered the house and when, on the day MJ died.  It will now and forever remain a mystery.


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michael jackson etait bien il etait en forma alors pourquoi il est mort moi je croit qu'il est vivant et en plus pour corad murray a fait un massage cardiaque sur le lit c'est par terre qu'ondoit faire le fou oui non mais en plus se que je comprend pas c'est qu'on dit qu'il a pris une apparance d'une autre personne alors que oui ou non moi j'attend la veriter même si c'est un affaire classer qu'on utilise plus mais moi j'attend la veriter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1285 days ago


tmz you just can't be for real. why even print something this utterly stupid? yes, we are curious and concerned about michael,but we need truth not tabloid bull****. what is so hard to understand about that? wonder if you guys are even wise to the first blunder that blows this whole shena****n out of the water.

1192 days ago


It s not a mystery.
Doc Murray know the mystery.

1157 days ago
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