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Jackson's body covered in puncture marks, tattoos: autopsy

entertainment Updated: Feb 10, 2010 22:05 IST

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With Dr Conrad Murray charged for involuntary manslaughter in pop icon's Michael Jackson's death, the Los Angeles coroner has released the autopsy report showing the appalling toll that drug dependency took on the 'King of Pop'.

Puncture wounds on his neck, arms and legs were graphically detailed in the 51 pages report which gives vivid detail supporting last August's conclusion that Jackson died from "acute propofol intoxication", reported CNN online.

In a final blow to the pop icon's battered image, the autopsy also revealed that Jackson's "sparse" hair was "connected to a wig".

There were 13 puncture marks on Jackson's body, and 38 marks in total.

Jackson weighed 136 pounds and was 69 inches tall, and the front of Jackson's scalp, from his hairline, was tattooed with dark ink over "frontal balding."

His eyebrows and the border of his eyelids were also tattooed and there was a "pink tattoo" on his lips.

Murray who pleaded not guilty to the charges, told investigators he gave Jackson propofol, a powerful anesthetic, to help him sleep.

The Los Angeles coroner's office had previously said the 50-year-old star died from a lethal dose of propofol and Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter by acting "without malice" but also "withoutcaution and ircumspection."