Police seized cell phones and a computer hard drive from the Las Vegas home and office of Michael Jacksonâ€™s personal physician on Tuesday as the probe into the pop starâ€™s sudden death focused increasingly on the doctor who was at his side when he died.
It was the second raid on Dr Conrad Murrayâ€™s offices in less than a week as officials seek evidence into the cause of the Thriller singerâ€™s death of cardiac arrest on June 25.
Murrayâ€™s lawyer, Ed Chernoff, said after the first raid in Houston last week that police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents were looking for â€œevidence of the offence of manslaughterâ€.
On Tuesday, Chernoff said authorities in the Las Vegas raid were looking for â€œmedical records relating to Michael Jackson and all of his reported aliasesâ€.
Chernoff said in a statement that Murray was present during the four-hour search of his house â€œand assisted officers.
Authorities appear to be focusing their efforts on Jacksonâ€™s use of prescription drugs, particularly the anaesthetic propofol, and Murrayâ€™s possible involvement in providing it.
Media reports have said Jackson used numerous aliases over the years to get hold of a range of powerful prescription drugs. â€” Reuters.