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Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Coroner

Walking Man: Death Of Silver Lake's Marc Abrams Ruled A Suicide

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Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:52 AM

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The death of Silver Lake's "Walking Man," Marc Abrams, was ruled a suicide, county coroner's officials said Monday.

"The cause of death was drowning, noted as a suicide," coroner's Lt. Cheryl MacWillie told the Weekly. Abrams was found Wednesday in a hot tub. The lid was on the tub when he was discovered, she said.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Construction workers remodeling a back house this week found mummified remains of a body under the East Los Angeles residence, according to the Associated Press. Los Angeles County officials say that the remains could be of the owner of the house who was reportedly missing in 2005.

The house has been vacant for five years.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

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The body of a West Hollywood man who jumped off Venice Pier early on the morning of July 5 washed up on a Santa Monica beach over the weekend, authorities said.

Thirty-one-year-old Brian Patrick Dunn was reportedly drunk when he dove into cold water and high surf after 2 a.m. following the 4th of July holiday. His body was discovered about 8:20 a.m. Sunday near the 2300 block of Ocean Front Walk, county lifeguard Terry Hearst said. The body was identified as Dunn's later in the day.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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The 15-year-old girl who died after attending last month's Electric Daisy Carnival rave took one dose of ecstasy, according to people close to the girl or her friends. One friend told LA Weekly that Sasha Rodriguez took one ecstasy pill and then collapsed.

Another young woman reports that a friend who was with Rodriguez on June 25th said pretty much the same thing via a Facebook posting. This comes as the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday was considering a motion to create a rave task force that would weigh whether to restrict the size and hours of such events.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

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An autopsy on the 15-year-old girl who died after attending an Exposition Park rave was completed this week but the results were "deferred," a county coroner's official told the Weekly.

Sasha Rodriguez died at Los Angeles hospital Tuesday after she attended the two-day Electric Daisy Carnival event over the weekend. Drug intoxication was suspected. Coroner's Lt. David Smith said an autopsy was performed Thursday but results wouldn't be released until a toxicology test was completed. That could take up to three months, he said.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will likely approve a $400,000 settlement to the family of a 14-year-old who died after at least eight days of showing signs of either a headache, a toothache or a high temperature without being brought before a doctor at county-run Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Coroner

Spider Bite Didn't Kill Teen, But Festering Pimple Might Have

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Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 4:31 PM

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The hyperbole surrounding the news that a Los Angeles County teenager was killed by a spider bite wasn't supported by the facts, according to the county coroner's office.

The 13-year-old, it turns out, was felled by a less-sexy but no-less scary monster: a possible pimple that ended up getting infected, according to coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter told the Weekly.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

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The head of a young Orange County man who was allegedly killed by a stage actor was found this weekend in a Long Beach park, police said. We told you Friday about the deaths of 26-year-old Samuel Eliezer Herr, whose body was dismembered, and his friend, 23-year-old Irvine resident Juri Julie Kibuishi, who was lured to her death via text messages from Herr's phone, police say. OC Weekly has this shocking statement from Costa Mesa police: "This morning, after two three days of searching, search teams at El Dorado Park in Long Beach located the missing severed head of Costa Mesa homicide victim Samual Herr. "

The suspect in the case, stage actor Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 26, was under arrest. The motive, authorities indicated, might have been $2,000 withdrawn from Herr's bank account via ATM. More from OC Weekly.

Friday, May 28, 2010

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A man died Thursday after he was shot by Los Angeles police in North Hills, authorities said. The deceased, described as someone in his 20s, might have been mentally ill.

Officers were called to the area of Burnet Avenue near Roscoe Boulevard and opened fire about 12:30 p.m., said Officer April Harding of the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities were dispatched based on a report of a mentally ill person in the area, according to Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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L.A. City Budget Honcho Pleads No Contest To DUI

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Tue, May 25, 2010 at 4:06 PM

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In one of the stranger sideshows in city politics, Los Angeles budget chief Miguel Santana was arrested on suspicion for drunk driving in March after had imbibed at a fundraiser for county District Attorney Steve Cooley -- the man whose office would later levy DUI charges against the numbers cruncher.

What's more, Santana was embroiled in an epic battle over the city's multi-hundred-million-dollar deficit that could still see thousands of city jobs cut. Santana was a straight numbers man who indicated that major, structural cuts were needed. The timing was eery. On Tuesday the chief administrative officer at City Hall pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol, the District Attorney's Office announced.

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