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Michael Jackson's Brain Returned To Family
9:40am UK, Saturday August 08, 2009
Michael Jackson's brain has been returned to his family in a move that could finally see him buried.
There are reports Michael Jackson will be buried in an unmarked grave
The organ was removed from the 50-year-old singer's body following his death on June 25.
Pathologists then carried out tests in an attempt to discover what killed him.
But a spokesman for Los Angeles Department of Coroners said the brain had now been united with the rest of the corpse.
It had been handed over "last week", he added.
Speculation will now turn to where the King of Pop will be buried.
There are reports in the US suggesting the Jackson family is preparing to bury him in an unmarked grave in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The burial place in the Hollywood Hills was the site for the family's private memorial for the Thriller singer.
There has also been speculation that the King of Pop would be buried at his Neverland Ranch.
But permission is needed to inter people at the estate and with poor transport links to the property, local authorities may fear the grave will become a pilgrimage for Jackson's millions of fans worldwide.