August 31, 2009 02:49:29 GMT
Further tests, including toxicology and tissue testing, are required to determine the cause of DJ AM's death and it could take several weeks to complete.
The cause of DJ AM's death remains in question as results of the autopsy performed by the Medical Examiner's Office in New York City on Saturday, August 29 were inconclusive. Further tests have been planned and it could take several weeks to complete.
"The cause of death was inconclusive because we need to do additional testing," New York City Medical Examiner spokesperson Ellen Borakove told People. "The testing would include toxicology and tissue testing. We don't expect any results for several weeks."
"It's under investigation and when the investigation is complete we will have a cause of death and a manner of death," Borakove elaborated, adding that the ME's office is investigating with the help of New York City Police Department.
New York Police Department officers found DJ AM dead in his New York City Apartment on Friday afternoon, August 28 following a 911 call made by his friend. The 36-year-old star reportedly was already dead when officers arrived at his pad. "He was found in his bedroom, in bed, face down," a police source confirmed, adding that the DJ was not wearing shirt but was wearing pants.
In the meantime, the Associated Press reports a crack pipe and prescription pills were found in AM's apartment. It is not known though on what kind of pills that were found there.
AM's death managed to send people to shock. It occurred less than a year after he and fellow musician Travis Barker narrowly escaped death in jet crash in Columbia, South Carolina that killed four other people.