There's always been a bit of suspicion surrounding Brittany Murphy's death, and it seems that her death case could be reopened, but there would have to be a legitimate reason for that.
The L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told E! that there are conditions in which the case could be reopened, but those conditions haven't been met.
"We would have to have direct evidence," he said. "In all honesty, it would take something like a confession. Something connecting somebody with it."
The actress died in December 2009, from what was ruled as an "accidental death." She died from a combination of pneumonia, anemia and multiple-drug intoxication. She was 32.
Four years after her death, her father commissioned a lab to test his daughter's hair samples. The report alleged that the test revealed heavy metals found in rat poison.
"I have a feeling that there was a definite murder situation here," he told "Good Morning America" at the time of the results.
The Coroner told Us Weekly, "There's a lot of speculation, but our findings are pretty set. I think that if she had gotten medical attention instead of just delaying it, that they'd taken her to a doctor, she'd probably still be alive as we speak today."
As of now, there are no plans to reopen the case.
"If the police wanted to conduct an investigation or if somebody came to us and said, 'This is the following circumstances, did you guys find this or this?'" Winter said to the magazine, "then we would contact the law enforcement agency also and say, 'The family or somebody came and said that somebody confessed to actually putting some sort of poison in her food.'"
He said that the coroner's report didn't exactly jive the lab results that indicated poison was involved.
"One of the things that was found in the other private test was the fact that there were some heavy metals found in the test and those metals are attributed to people that dye their hair," he says. "And if you dye your hair you're going to have heavy metals there. It was not at the level that would warrant reopening the case because Brittany did dye her hair."
The conspiracy theories about Murphy's death emerged after her husband, Simon Monjack, died of similar circumstances five months after she passed away.