The Los Angeles County Coroner doesn’t know when Michael Jackson died.
Although we know that Michael Jackson passed on June 25, sources told TMZ.com that authorities aren’t sure about the exact time of his death. Paramedics said that they think Michael may have been dead for at least an hour by the time they got to his home in Los Angeles that day.
Investigator said that Dr. Conrad Murray administered one does of Propofol to him around 10:40 a.m. to treat a bout of insomnia. Reportedly, the physician Michael another dose of the anesthetic at 10:50 a.m. before he took a bathroom break. When he returned to Michael’s room approximately two minutes later, he saw that his patient was not breathing. Then, cops claim Conrad didn’t call paramedics about the incident until 12:21 p.m.
By the time emergency crews got to Michael’s home, the only way they could determine a time of death was by using his body temperature. When a person dies their temperature usually levels out to match the body’s surrounding environment. However, paramedics never took Michael’s temperature when they arrived because they immediately started performing CPR. Even if they had stopped to get a reading, the room was practically boiling, so Michael’s temp might have registered around 90 degrees regardless of how long he’d been dead.
It must also be considered that rigor mortis doesn’t set in for at least three hours after passing on.
The point is that now authorities believe that the entertainer could have been dead much longer than Conrad had lead them to believe.
— Sonya Eskridge