Jackson’s body moved from coroner’s office

Michael Jackson's body was taken to an undisclosed mortuary late Friday.
Michael Jackson’s body was moved from a Los Angeles, California, coroner’s office to a mortuary Friday evening, a coroner said.

The body was moved in a van about 9:30 p.m. PT (12:30 a.m. Saturday ET), but Jackson’s family asked that the location not be made public, said Ed Winter, assistant chief coroner of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. “We ask that you respect the family wishes,” Winter told reporters. “They are all grieving in their different ways.” Earlier on Friday, Craig Harvey, a spokesman for the coroner’s office, said Jackson’s autopsy was completed, but more testing was needed to pinpoint the cause of death. Harvey said the tests would take four to six weeks. Watch coroner’s office discuss Jackson’s death » Harvey did say there were no signs of foul play or trauma. Jackson was in cardiac arrest when paramedics took him Thursday from his home to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where the music idol was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. (5:26 p.m. ET).

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Jackson had been preparing for a comeback tour — aimed at extending his legendary career and helping him to pay off hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. Jackson is survived by his three children, Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II.