Getty Images file photoBrittany Murphy's father doesn't believe her death was accidental.

Getty Images file photoBrittany Murphy's father doesn't believe her death was accidental.

Scoop: L.A. County coroner stands by Brittany Murphy’s autopsy

Despite protestations from Brittany Murphy’s family, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has ruled unequivocally that they have “no plans to reopen our inquiry” into her cause of death and that they “stand by our original reports.”

Her 2009 death was officially attributed to acute pneumonia, anemia and “multiple drug intoxication.”

However, Murphy’s father is convinced she was poisoned and even went so far as to have samples of her hair examined for signs of toxicity. His investigators reportedly found higher than normal levels of “heavy metals,” which he claimed were probably rat poison.

According to the Huffington Post, there are several other theories for the high levels, the most obvious of which could be hair dye.

That’s not as interesting as the suspicion that she was offed by government spies, though, is it?

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