EXCLUSIVE: Brittany Murphy Autopsy Underway, No Immediate Clues

Dec. 21 2009, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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Brittany Murphy’s autopsy began shortly after 10 am Monday PST, has learned.

The autopsy is expected to take approximately three hours.

EXCLUSIVE: LAPD's Brittany Murphy Investigation Remains Open, Focuses On Possible Overdose

Sources close to the situation told that there were no immediate clues as to what caused the death of the 32-year-old actress.

Murphy collapsed and died suddenly on Sunday.

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Her family has said that she was ill with flu-like symptoms for days.

A cause of death may not be known until toxicology tests are completed and that could take weeks. Meanwhile, LAPD has an open investigation into the death and is focused on a possible overdose, which includes drug interactions, prescription drugs legally obtained and other scenarios.

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