Angelo Bertolotti, Murphy's father, never believed official reports from the L.A. Coroner that claimed his daughter died from pneumonia.
After years of litigation and obstruction, Brittany's father secured the release of her hair, blood and tissues for independent testing. Based on the symptoms exhibited by Brittany and Simon shortly prior to their deaths, Mr. Bertolotti ordered testing for heavy metals and toxins.
The website obtained documents of the report, which read:
Ten (10) of the heavy metals evaluated were detected at levels higher that the WHO [The World Health Organization] high levels. 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 commonly found in rat poison. If exposed to, symptoms can include headache, dizziness, abdominal cramps and tremors. Murphy and Monjack both experienced these symptoms.
Bertolotti has yet to comment on the matter.