After Jackson's body was brought out in the shimmering gold casket for his July 7 memorial service at the Los Angeles Staples Center, it was brought back under cover to Forest Lawn, although it's not known for sure where his body has been stored up until now. Some have speculated that the moonwalk master has been kept in the crypt of Motown founder Berry Gordy.
While the city of Los Angeles was largely responsible for the estimated $1.4 million it cost to provide security and other services for Jackson's memorial service, the family has already requested that his estate pay for police costs related to today's service, a request that was granted Wednesday by Judge Mitchell Beckloff. No official dollar amounts for the Forest Lawn service were released in court documents, but a Glendale police official told the Los Angeles Times that today's service would run upward of $150,000.
The service comes a week after the Los Angeles medical examiner's office released its findings that ruled Michael Jackson's June 25 death a homicide, caused primarily by acute propofol intoxication with benzodiazepine as another contributing cause.
Other prescription drugs, including Midazolam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine, were also found in Jackson's system.
The news of the autopsy results seemed only to further tighten the net on Dr. Conrad Murray, the personal physician hired to care for Jackson in the months leading up to his 50-concert "This Is It" tour that was to open at London's O2 arena in July.
Murray's lawyer has said that the doctor immediately started CPR after finding Jackson unresponsive and not breathing and called 911 a half-hour later, but authorities say Murray found Jackson in bed around 11 a.m. and the call to 911 did not come in until just before 12:30 p.m.
According to police reports and phone records, Murray also made several calls on his cell phone between 11 a.m. and the time 911 was called.
After the coroner's report was made public, Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, released a statement, saying, in part, "Much of what was in the search warrant affidavit is factual. However, unfortunately, much is police theory. Most egregiously, the timeline reported by law enforcement was not obtained through interviews with Dr. Murray, as was implied by the affidavit."
Murray told investigators that he had been trying to wean the singer off propofol, which Jackson had been using as a sleep aid. The doctor also came under fire in the days after Jackson's death after the 911 call revealed Murray had been attempting CPR on the bed instead of the floor, per standard protocol.
A series of search warrants for Murray's home and offices in Houston and Las Vegas revealed the doctor was being investigated by the LAPD and federal agents for manslaughter and administering drugs to an addict.
(ABC's Lisa Fletcher contributed to this report)