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Apr 29, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

I’m going to address the elephant in the room. There is no solid information as to whether or not Cormier worked on Andrew Breitbart’s case. The only solid thing linking him to Breitbart at this point is that he died on or about the day that Andrew’s report was released. I intended to investigate further.

Excerpted from The L.A. Weekly: The L.A. County Department of Coroner is a crazy place. Employees at the old, haunted-house-looking office — including sentence-servers like Lindsay Lohan — see a flurry of celebrity overdoses and true-Hollywood murders come through, alongside countless casualties of this brutal gangland.

And the story just got stranger: Michael A. Cormier, a forensic technician and an integral character at the Coroner’s Office, recently turned up dead at his home in North Hollywood.

CBS LA reports that Cormier, 61, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center about a week ago, where he was soon declared dead.

And the death may not have been a natural one: LAPD Lieutenant Alan Hamilton tells the news station that hospital staff think Cormier may have died under “suspicious circumstances.”

The lieutenant goes on to say that police “have information that could potentially include foul play.”

Keep reading…

BURBANK (CBS) — An official with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office may have been poisoned with arsenic, police said Friday.

KNX 1070?s John Brooks reports investigators are taking a closer look at the death of 61-year-old Micheal Cormier.

Cormier, a respected autopsy and forensic technician who also was a photographer with the special operations response team, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank from his North Hollywood home one week ago.

Hospital staff eventually advised police that there may be “suspicious circumstances” surrounding Cormier’s death, said LAPD Lt. Alan Hamilton.

“We have information that could potentially include foul play,” Hamilton said.

After Cormier’s body was back at the county morgue where he worked until last week, toxicology tests are being run to determine the cause of his death.

Police along with a hazardous materials team have also reportedly searched his home on Auckland Avenue.