(L.A.) Arturo Palafox, 24, Died From Drugs

Case Number: 2023-06241

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 24-year-old “Asian” male that occurred at his residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Arturo Palafox.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Fentanyl, Acetyl Fentanyl, and Methamphetamine Toxicity

RIP ARTURO PALAFOX (September 13, 1998 – May 29, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 8:56 a.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the COD ruling on February 16, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.

At the age of 15, the decedent had been convicted of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint. For that crime and also for breaking into a high school, he received a sentence of seven years in juvenile corrections.