Police Rule Out Foul Play in Brittany Murphy Death

December 21, 2009 By:
Police Rule Out Foul Play in Brittany Murphy Death

Brittany Murphy's sudden and tragic death has left many questions unanswered, but one thing we do know is that police have officially ruled out foul play.

The actual cause of death has yet to be determined, but coroner's Capt. John Kades tells People, "Foul play is not suspected at this time because there were no outward signs of trauma or other injuries."

"We don't have an autopsy scheduled yet, but we will do it as soon as possible," Kades said. "Given all the worldwide attention, if we can get it done [Monday], we will," he added.

Brittany's neighbor also spoke out about the incident telling the magazine that the young actress looked dead while being carried out on a stretcher. "One paramedic was still working on her," said the female neighbor.

"First, I couldn't even tell that it was Brittany that was on the stretcher. I looked like an older woman. Brittany was completely white and her face was covered with a mask. You could tell that something horrible had happened."

Police were in and out of her home all day performing "routine" death investigations. But again, foul play has already been ruled out.

Paramedics responded to a 911 call made from Murphy's home this morning around 8:00AM. She was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 10:04AM.

A toxicology test will determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in her death, but those reports often take weeks. Her mother Sharon told paramedics that she was diabetic, but it's unclear if her diabetes resulted in her going into cardiac arrest.

Such a tragic loss! She was so young and so talented. It really is a shame.