Many argue that star Brittany Murphy died under nefarious circumstances, but her case has been closed for years. Murphy was laid to rest over six years ago, but recently a lot of odd things have been going on related to her death, or at least enough to make people interested in her mysterious death once again.
According to E! the L.A. Coroner hasn’t ruled out reopening the investigation. It’s not all too surprising given the nature of her “accidental death,” which was ruled due to natural causes at age of 32. E! notes that it’s the renewed interest in Brittany Murphy’s death that has the L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter talking about the possibility of reopening the case.
“We would have to have direct evidence. In all honesty, it would take something like a confession. Something connecting somebody with it,” Winter told E!
“If law enforcement contacted us. Or we can reopen the case if there is substantial evidence.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) March 25, 2016
The initial report stated that Murphy’s death was due to her frail figure. At the time it was said Murphy died due to pneumonia, anemia, and “an accidental mix of prescription and over-the-counter pills.”
Although there’s no plans of reopening the case just yet, Winter says that if police requested to conduct an investigation following evidence, they would have no choice but to reopen the case.
“Then we would contact the law enforcement agency also and say, ‘The family or somebody came and said that somebody confessed to actually putting some sort of poison in her food,’” Winter told Us Weekly.
— E! Online (@eonline) March 25, 2016
The initial report on Brittany was something that Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, was never satisfied with. Back in 2013, he requested a lab test to be done using Murphy’s hair samples. As it turns out, the test revealed that there were heavy metals often found in rat poison in Murphy’s system. At the time, Angelo said to Good Morning America, “I have a feeling that there was a definite murder situation here. Yeah, it’s poison. Yes, yes, I know that.”
Winter disagrees with the 2013 statement, and said that given Murphy’s condition, she might have been saved if she received treatment from a medical doctor. Of the heavy metals found, Winter explained their appearance.
“If you dye your hair you’re going to have heavy metals there. It was not at the level that would warrant reopening the case because Brittany did dye her hair.”
The theories began to spin about Murphy’s death, when her husband Simon Monjack, was found dead in almost the exact nature, in the same house as Brittany was. The couple lived with Murphy’s mother, Sharon, who, at the time, was at the center of the controversy. According to Sharon’s former publicist, Roger Neal, Sharon didn’t have the proper time to grieve and is “just checked out.” Adding, “Her whole world fell apart.”
Murphy’s death is back in the press after Orange is The New Black star Taryn Manning, said that Murphy had tried to reach her, spiritually speaking, during a DJ set. According to the Inquisitr, Manning gave a shout out to the star and played Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself” from the film 8 Mile, which Murphy starred in with the rap star. Manning said, “Let’s give it up for Brittany Murphy, one of my best friends who’s not with us anymore.”
After that dedication, the music suddenly stopped, and Manning addressed the weird moment, saying, “That was weird. Hi, Brittany.”
The weird moments continued when Jaime Pressly was allegedly contacted from the other side by Murphy’s ghost. Pressly sat down for a session with E’s Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry. Henry revealed that he was being contacted by a Brittany, and Pressly immediately made the connection after she was given details.
“We have a younger woman who’s stepping forward, who feels like she passed away too soon, and when she’s coming through, she’s making my lungs hurt quite, quite a bit. Mentally this feels strange, physically this feels strange.”
He continued, “She’s blaming an outside influence and saying she was in a very manipulative situation, where I actually feel an outside person was detrimental in influencing a lot of her actions or inactions in certain areas.”
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