Michael Jackson slept with a child-sized porcelain doll that had a dress on, according to a report that said he spent his final days in a messy bedroom with the heating turned up.
The toy was found on the bed where the singer collapsed minutes before his death, the reports said as detectives searched the Las Vegas home and office of his doctor, Conrad Murray.
It has emerged Jackson was given a powerful, surgical anaesthetic called properol through a drip-feed to help him sleep. Authorities believe this was the ultimate cause of the singer’s death on June 25 even though his body contained a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs, including OxyContin and Demerol.
A senior police officer who went into Jackson’s rented house in Beverly Hills said clothes and other items were strewn about the singer’s bedroom, according to the Daily Star, and that handwritten notes found on the walls pointed to his troubled mental state as he prepared for 50 concerts at London’s O2 Arena.
One read: “Children are sweet,” while another said: “Children are innocent.”
The officer also claimed the singer’s staff had not been allowed upstairs to clean up his mess.
The policeman told the newspaper: “The temperature upstairs was stiflingly hot, with gas fireplaces and the heating system on high because Jackson always complained of feeling cold.
“The singer’s bedroom was a mess, with items seemingly thrown about and some 20 handwritten notes stuck on the walls. A porcelain girl doll wearing a dress was found on top of the covers of the bed where he slept.”
Dr Murray, 56, a cardiologist with practices in Las Vegas and Houston, had his Texas office and a storage unit searched last week by Drug Enforcement Agency agents. Officers in Las Vegas carried out a similar search at his home and office there on Tuesday.
Court records show the agents were investigating a possible case of manslaughter.
Police say Dr Murray is cooperating and have not labelled him a suspect….