New evidence that actress Brittany Murphy might have died from poisoning rather than a bout of pneumonia could force the investigation into her death to be reopened, according to experts who have studied her case.
After a request from the Brittany Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, to reopen the case about her death, the toxicology reports claimed Murphy had high dosages of metal in her hair, skin, blood and tissue during her death.
Because of this, a new test was performed by Colorado’s Carlson Company, and it found heavy metals in prominent elements of Murphy’s body, died at the age of 32, hugely suggesting that the actress was poisoned. The analysis was done on a sample of Murphy’s hair.
Chief Coroner Investigator and Operators Craig Harvey told The Huffington Post, “The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has no plans to reopen our inquiry into the deaths. We stand by our original reports. We have not been presented any third party lab test results for analysis, so we are unable to comment on the publicized reports of private lab tests.”
However Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told RadarOnline.com that officials could exhume Brittany’s body with a court order if evidence is presented showing she didn’t die of natural causes.
She died in December 2009, and her husband, Simon Monjack, died just five months later. Both deaths were attributed to acute pneumonia and severe anemia; hers also involved multiple drug intoxication.
If there are other external influences as to how she died, we can only hope that investigators will reach the truth and deliver justice for the greatly cherished star.