Jackson's body released to family

From NBC12 News

LOS ANGELES, CA (NBC12) - Michael Jackson's body was released to his family overnight.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said Jackson's body was taken to an undisclosed mortuary, per the family's request for privacy.

"We're still awaiting toxicology reports and the further completion of reports they already have coming in," said coroners office spokesperson Ed Winter.

The coroner's office already completed its autopsy.

There are no signs of foul play or trauma but determining the cause of death will require further tests that will take six to eight weeks.

Local Jackson fans tried to make something positive out of a tragedy.

They gathered at the Nile Ethiopian Restaurant in Richmond Friday night to pay tribute to the late King of Pop.

They listened to his music and watched his music videos.

The event was in large part to honor Jackson's life, but there was also additional meaning for the gathering.

The organizers of this free event asked for donations to support a local youth charity.

They'll be another chance in the week ahead to remember the King of Pop's life and legacy.

A candlelight memorial service is being held Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Festival Park, that's near the Richmond Coliseum.

It will feature guest speakers and a dance tribute.

The group Citizens Against Crime, is organizing the service in order to give local fans an outlet for expressing their grief and appreciation for Jackson.

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