Law enforcement sources say the L.A. County Coroner is scheduled to release the full autopsy results in the death of Michael Jackson next week.
The Coroner himself will release the findings mid-week, after he receives the final toxicology report from outside consultants working with the office.
The cause of death of the music icon, who passed away June 25, will "almost certainly" be called a homicide - Jackson's life was taken by another person.
Based on what has become "clear evidence," causes other than homicide - natural causes, accidental, accidental overdose, suicide - have been ruled out.
For weeks, the LAPD has viewed Jackson's death as a homicide, even as they wait until every stone has been unturned before making the official call.
They have served multiple criminal search warrants - most recently at Dr. Conrad Murray's Houston offices. Some say he may face manslaughter charges.
Dr. Conrad Murray is actively being investigated as the person who may have administered the powerful anesthesia Propofol to Jackson the day he died.
Murray was the star's personal physician at the time. Both the Coroner and LAPD have evidence that Propofol caused Jackson's heart to stop beating.
Part of the reason the investigation is taking so long? Law enforcement is finding a tangled web of aliases doctors used to prescribe drugs for MJ.
Michael Jackson used a variety of aliases to score drugs, such as Michael Armstrong, Jack London, Peter Midani and his personal favorite, Omar Arnold.
The L.A. County Coroner's office took Jackson's medical records from another doctor, Arnold Klein, last week. Klein used the name Omar Arnold on some files.
Inside those files, Klein refers to Jackson by his real name.
In several cases where Dr. Klein treated Jackson under the name Omar Arnold, he sent the singer to the Spalding Pain Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, Calif.
There, he performed procedures on Jackson, who was given general anesthesia. But the files at Spalding referred to Jackson by an alias other than Omar Arnold.
The fact of the matter is that it has been hard to track Jackson's treatment because of the phony names and in some cases, lack of cooperation from his doctors.