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Family claims Jackson's body

The Los Angeles County coroner has released the body of Michael Jackson to his family but no funeral plans have yet been announced.

The family of Michael Jackson has claimed the body of the late pop star following an autopsy, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said. Jackson's family removed the singer's body at about 9pm (4am GMT), eluding hordes of camera crews and photographers. There was no immediate indication of where Jackson's body was being moved to. No information regarding funeral arrangements has been released.

*AFP