Clueless star Brittany Murphy died suddenly on December 20, 2009, at the age of 32. Five months later her husband Simon Monjack shared the same fate.
Pneumonia and anemia were listed as causes of death for both of them.
Brittany Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, called into question the results of the autopsy and appealed to independent experts to analyze the deaths.
The new tests revealed that the substances found in Murphy’s hair are commonly found in rat poison.
However, the coroner has rejected requests to re-open the case.
“The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has no plans to reopen our inquiry into the deaths. We stand by our original reports,” Chief Coroner Investigator and Chief of Operations Craig Harvey wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “We have not been presented any [third] party lab test results for analysis, so we are unable to comment on publicized reports of private lab tests.”
Harvey also told TheWrap that the actress’ father doesn’t have adequate documentation.
“We take any allegations of homicide seriously, but just screaming about a test result without allowing us to look at the test result and what it means is not going to be helpful,” he said.
Conspiracy theories regarding Murphy’s untimely death are also tied to her connections to Homeland Security whistleblower Julia Davis.
“They were, in fact, under surveillance, including helicopters,” Bertolotti told Fleur De Lis Film Studios, via Radar Online. “Their telephones were wiretapped, Brittany was afraid to go home, because of the sneak-and-peek incursions into their residence and other terror tactics she suffered after speaking out in support of Julia Davis and being named as a witness in her lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security.”
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told Radar that Brittany’s body could be exhumed if there is enough evidence that prove she didn’t die of natural causes.