Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the leading cause of death for American women in Murphy's age range is unintentional injury.Malignant tumors are second, followed by heart disease and suicide.
Had they taken her to a doctor or a hospital, it would have been treatable."Of course, there is a big difference between her loved ones exercising poor judgment and not getting Brittany to a doctor as she struggled to breathe in her final hours and actual criminal behavior. News' investigation, the LAPD never investigated her death as anything but accidental.
Despite questions about Monjack's personal character, a law enforcement source familiar with the case tells E!
News, "I had questions initially and those questions remain."The official L. County Coroner's report cited pneumonia, anemia and a trace mix of prescription drugs as causing an "accidental death" from "natural causes."But over time, more theories have surfaced casting doubt on those findings, especially considering that her screenwriter husband, Simon Monjack, 40, died in the same Beverly Hills house of the same cause just five months later.
Raising more doubt was an independent lab report, commissioned in 2013 by Brittany's father, Angelo Bertolotti, that purportedly found alarming levels of "heavy metals" in her system and suggested the possibility of "a third party perpetrator."Brittany's friend Jamie Pressly recently fanned the conspiratorial flames on the E!
"We took almost 90 empty pill bottles out of bedroom," Winter says. When contacted for an update on the status of the department's involvement in these deaths, an LAPD spokesman said, "At this time, Robbery Homicide Detectives are not available to provide additional information on the matter."After his lab tests' findings, Brittany's father, who had been long estranged from Brittany and his ex-wife, was quoted as saying, "I have a feeling that there was definitely a murder situation here."Calling his claims "madness," Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, promptly wrote a letter to in late 2013 that asserted, "His claims are based on the most flimsy of evidence and are more of an insult than an insight into what really happened."Ed Winter from the Coroner's Office sheds some light onto the unhealthy environment in which both Simon and Brittany were living and how they treated their bodies.
"They both had similar causes of death," Winter explains.
It's all up to the Coroner's Office and police on whether any new evidence warrants any death investigation being reopened.
Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- An autopsy on the body of actress Brittany Murphy was conducted Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.
So it speaks volumes when a Hollywood tragedy sticks in our ADD-addled minds more than six years after the fact.
And in that sense, Murphy's death is among the stickiest, chiefly because many believe that far more questions than answers linger.
Drugs May Have Played a Bigger Role Than Initially Believed: Sources tell E!