Chalk up another point for the Great Recession, if you please: Sheriff's detectives say a 21-year-old man found dead in his Baldwin Park apartment had simply starved to death.
Sheriff's homicide investigators were called to the 3100 block of Vineland Avenue in Baldwin Park about 9:52 a.m. Sunday to assist local police, who had been called to the location at 8 a.m. based on a death report. Sheriff's detectives found the man had been "severely malnourished," according to a department statement.
"Detectives have learned the victim had several medical issues and was living at the location with his family as a dependent adult," Deputy Lillian Peck stated. "At this time, no evidence of foul play has been detected."
A coroner's official Monday identified the deceased as Ricky Escobedo, 21.
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Your mom used to tell you to eat all your food because children are starving in China. Today, not so much. But adults are starving in ... America.