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Update Regarding George Tyndall Death

Update Regarding George Tyndall Death 150 150 Medical Examiner

  January 2, 2024 – The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner (DME) confirmed its initial determination of the cause of death for George Tyndall as arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, with diabetes mellitus type II playing a contributing factor in his death. The manner of death is natural. On October 4, 2023,…

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Matthew Langford Perry

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Matthew Langford Perry 150 150 Medical Examiner

  December 15, 2023 – The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner (DME) determined the cause of death for 54-year-old actor Matthew Langford Perry as the acute effects of ketamine. Contributing factors in Mr. Perry’s death include drowning, coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine (used to treat opioid use disorder). The…

Department of Medical Examiner Discovers Pattern of Unhoused Targeted in Murder Cases

Department of Medical Examiner Discovers Pattern of Unhoused Targeted in Murder Cases 972 682 Medical Examiner

  December 6, 2023 – On Thursday, Nov. 30, medical examiners at the Department of Medical Examiner (DME) noticed a trend of recent cases in which unhoused individuals sleeping on the sidewalk were approached and shot. All three deaths were under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) but involved two separate homicide…

DME Cooperating with DA’s Office in Investigation of Allegation of Theft

DME Cooperating with DA’s Office in Investigation of Allegation of Theft 150 150 Medical Examiner

  November 7, 2023 – The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office today announced the arrest of one of the Department of Medical Examiner’s investigators for grand theft. “The Department of Medical Examiner takes these allegations very seriously and is assisting law enforcement and the DA’s Office in the on-going investigation,” said Chief Medical Examiner Dr.…

Statement Regarding Matthew Langford Perry Death

Statement Regarding Matthew Langford Perry Death 150 150 Medical Examiner

  October 31, 2023 – On October 28, 2023, at approximately 2130 hours, the Department of Medical Examiner (DME) responded to the residence of Matthew Langford Perry, after the decedent was found unresponsive at home. The DME’s role is to inquire into and determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of all sudden, violent, or unexpected…

Statement Regarding George Tyndall Death

Statement Regarding George Tyndall Death 150 150 Medical Examiner

  October 6, 2023 – On October 4, at approximately 1700 hours, the Department of Medical Examiner (DME) responded to the residence of George Tyndall, after the decedent was found unresponsive at home. It was determined during the DME’s investigation there was a history of natural disease that explains Mr. Tyndall’s sudden death with no…

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Stanley Tobias Wilson, Jr.

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Stanley Tobias Wilson, Jr. 150 150 Medical Examiner

  July 13, 2023 – The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner determined the cause of death for the 40-year-old former NFL player Stanley Tobias Wilson, Jr. as pulmonary thromboembolism. The manner of death is natural. On February 1, Mr. Wilson was in a pre-screen area at the Metropolitan State Hospital when he fell…

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Lisa Marie Beaulieu Presley

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Lisa Marie Beaulieu Presley 150 150 Medical Examiner

  July 13, 2023 – The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner determined the cause of death for 54-year-old singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley as a small bowel obstruction caused by scar tissue that developed after a previous bariatric surgery years ago. The manner of death is natural.  On January 12, Ms. Presley was found…

New Name, Same Great Service: County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Drops “Coroner” from Official Name; Department Seal, Position Titles Updated

New Name, Same Great Service: County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Drops “Coroner” from Official Name; Department Seal, Position Titles Updated 940 788 Medical Examiner

  June 28, 2023 – The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner will now be called the County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner (Department) after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) yesterday voted to approve the ordinance for the official name change.   The removal of “coroner” was needed to reinforce…

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Keenan Darnell Anderson

Cause and Manner of Death Determined for Keenan Darnell Anderson 150 150 Medical Examiner

  June 2, 2023 – The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined the cause of death for 31-year-old Keenan Darnell Anderson as effects of cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) and cocaine use (death determined hours after restraint and conducted energy device [CED] use); the manner of death is undetermined.   On January 3, law enforcement…

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