Los Angeles police treating Michael Jackson's death as homicide, sources say

Pop star's doctor is reportedly being investigated

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is treating Michael Jackson's death as a homicide, reports TMZ.

According to the celebrity gossip website, which broke the news of Jackson's death last month, law enforcement sources have said that they are focusing their investigation on Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray.

Sources have said that there is "plenty of powerful evidence" that Murray administered the anaesthesia Propofol to Jackson, which may have been the primary cause of the pop star's death. He also reportedly administered the drug Diprivan to Jackson, and was with him when he died.

The exact cause of Jackson's death is expected to be announced later this week after toxicology tests are completed.

Meanwhile, TMZ also reported that the LAPD has had "multiple conversations" with the LA County District Attorney's office on the matter, but a case has not been formally put forth.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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