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Thursday, April 11, 2013

BASLOW
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The L.A. County Coroner needs help resolving a horrific suicide for which there are few clues -- except a tattoo on the chest of the victim's mangled body that forever claims his love for "Donna."

John Doe No. 41 for 2013 was videotaped by an on-train camera as he leaped into the path of the Metrolink train just north of Burbank Airport's runway March 5 at 5 p.m. He was a Latino over the age of 35, but the terrible maiming of his body -- and the fact that his fingerprints revealed zero criminal record -- makes an ID impossible. Who is Donna, which means "lady" in Italian, and is she out there?

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Breitbart surely would have gotten to the bottom of this.
  • Breitbart surely would have gotten to the bottom of this.
And the mother of all conspiracy theories hits the rightblogosphere:

Fans of the late Andrew Breitbart are speculating as to why a forensic technician from the L.A. County Coroner's Office would suddenly drop dead on the day Breitbart's autopsy results were released.

They were two of the strangest L.A. deaths so far this year:

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Friday, April 27, 2012

The L.A. County Department of Coroner is a crazy place. Employees at the old, haunted-house-looking office -- including sentence-servers like Lindsay Lohan -- see a flurry of celebrity overdoses and true-Hollywood murders come through, alongside countless casualties of this brutal gangland.

And the story just got stranger: Michael A. Cormier, a forensic technician and an integral character at the Coroner's Office, recently turned up dead at his home in North Hollywood.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Updated at the bottom: She likely had a heart attack. First posted at 2:28 p.m.

L.A. County coroner's investigators say Whitney Houston drowned when she died at the Beverly Hilton hotel last month. LA Weekly was the first outlet to report that she might have been found in a bathtub, which she was.

The coroner also says that cocaine and atherosclerotic heart disease were contributing factors to her death.

Coke wasn't the only death they found in her system:

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Coroner

Body Found Outside Google's Venice Offices

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Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM

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Updated with the bottom with the victim's gender, age.

A body was discovered steps from the newly minted L.A. offices of Google in Venice, authorities said.

The find on Main Street between Sunset and Rose avenues was reported to the LAPD by paramedics about 5:55 p.m., Officer Bruce Borihanh told the Weekly tonight.

He told us there were indications the body might have belonged to ...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brown's Creek Bike Bath. - GOOGLE MAPS
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A middle-aged man's body was found along a bike bath in Chatsworth, and coroner's officials are asking for your help with identification.

The find was made about 7:15 p.m. on June 23 near Devonshire Street and Canoga Avenue along the Brown's Creek Bike Path, according to our reading of a coroner's statement.

But so far, it appears, no one has come forward to claim the body or to say that a loved one with a similar description is missing. Here's what we do know about the man:

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jonas Bevacqua founded the multimillion-dollar company LRG, outfitter to both skater punks and hip-hop royalty
  • Jonas Bevacqua founded the multimillion-dollar company LRG, outfitter to both skater punks and hip-hop royalty
The sudden death of well-loved LRG clothing co-founder Jonas Bevacqua at his Laguna Beach home yesterday has left many friends and fans wondering how a lively 33-year-old could be here one night, then gone the next morning.

The Orange County Coroner completed an autopsy on Bevacqua's body this morning to help answer that question. However, a watch commander tells the LA Weekly that the autopsy was "inconclusive," and that the coroner is now relying on a toxicology test to determine Bevacqua's cause of death.

L.A.-area toxicologist Marvin Pietruszka says that means a foreign substance was most likely involved:

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Monday, January 17, 2011

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Last month, an LA auction house sold Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin and other embalming items for more than $160,000.

Oswald's brother, Robert Edward Lee Oswald, says he called the auction house and told them that it was not theirs to sell and that he wanted the items, which he claimed were stolen by a Texas funeral home, returned to the family to be destroyed.

Still, Oswald says, the Beverley Hills auction house, Nate D. Sanders, went ahead with the sale. So now Oswald is suing the auction house and the funeral parlor.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lucas Anthony Tang fell to his death from a luxury suite in the Staples Center - ASSOCIATED PRESS
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  • Lucas Anthony Tang fell to his death from a luxury suite in the Staples Center
Updated after the jump: Should a two-year-old really be allowed 30 feet in the air, with only 10 inches of concrete and a 16-inch piece of glass to protect him?

Update, Nov. 22, 12:15 p.m.: what Tang's parents were doing as their son plunged to his death. Originally posted on Nov. 22 at 10:28 a.m.

Luxury came at a price for the family of two-year-old Lucas Anthony Tang last night. The Garden Grove toddler took a fatal 50 30-foot fall (a roughly five three-story drop) from the family's suite seats in the Staples Center around 11 p.m. at about 9 p.m., just after the Los Angeles Lakers won their game to the Golden State Warriors 117-89.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

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Mummified Babies: No Signs Of Trauma

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A preliminary autopsy of the two 1930s era mummified babies -- found last week in the basement of a Westlake apartment building -- has turned up no signs of trauma and no clues as to cause of death, The Times reports.

The apartment's owner discovered an old trunk containing the remains last week. There were two doctor bags inside the trunk with the skeletal remains wrapped in old Los Angeles Times newspapers dated 1933 and 1935. Investigators also found a ticket stub from the 1932 Olympic Games in the trunk.

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