Brittany Murphy's Father: Her Death Is a 'Definite Murder Situation'

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In an interview shown on GMA, Brittany Murphy's father Angelo Bertolotti had no doubts about what happened to his daughter.

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He said, simply: "I have a feeling that there was a definite murder situation here." And added: "It's poison, yes, I know that."

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As previously mentioned, Bertolotti commissioned a new lab report — separate from what the Los Angeles Coroner's Office reported in December 2009 — and this new study finds that Murphy had been exposed to certain heavy metals.

The lab report, that was first reported by Examiner.com and obtained by ABC News, reads, "Testing the hair strand sample identified as 'back of the head' we have detected ten (10) heavy metals at levels above the WHO high levels recommendation. If we were to eliminate the possibility of a simultaneous accidental heavy metals exposure to the sample donor then the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent."

Heavy metals are most commonly found in rat poison and insecticides.

While Bertolotti seems confident that his daughter was murdered, he does not offer any ideas about who would perpetrate such a crime or what that person's motive would be. At this point, the Coroner's office has not seen the results of this test, and it's unclear whether or not they will reopen the case.

[GMA]

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Brittany Murphy is the one celebrity death I'm never over. Every time I see her picture I get so sad.