The body of Diff’rent Strokes star Gary Coleman has been turned over to Utah’s state medical examiners office for investigation, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Janet Frank, a spokeswoman for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, confirmed the official cause of death was now under investigation by the state’s coronial authority.
Coleman’s estranged parents have demanded answers about what happened to put their son in a coma and ultimately forced his removal from life support.
Frank would not elaborate further on the case, other to confirm that Coleman’s body has been transported from Provo to Salt Lake City.
A spokesperson for The Office of the Medical Examiner refused to comment about its investigation.
Previously, authorities — citing the wishes of Coleman’s wife Shannon Price — wouldn’t reveal what occurred in the actor’s Santaquin, Utah, home last Wednesday evening, that led to him suffering a brain hemorrhage.
But Santaquin Police tell RadarOnline.com they have ruled out criminality in the famed child actor’s death.
“There will be no investigation because I don’t think we felt there was a need for one,” a spokesperson said Wednesday.
“Our officers went out to the home and there was nothing suspicious, so there is no need to look into the death.”
And in the police report, just released, the first officer who arrived at Coleman’s house said he observed “nothing suspicious” about the scene.
Officer K Johnson, from the Santaquin Police Department, wrote that Price greeted him at the front door, but wouldn’t accompany him to her injured husband because she didn’t want to “see the blood on the floor.”
When he rushed to Coleman, the actor couldn’t remember how he injured his head.
In a chilling 911 call released Wednesday, Price tells a call dispatcher: “I really don’t know what happened… there’s a lot of blood on the floor…. there’s blood all over… and I can’t do anything.”
RadarOnline.com has also learned the investigation is preventing Coleman’s family from finalizing a date for his memorial.