Young Man Died Of Heart Failure In Bed Days Before His Body Was Found

Contract Tracer died in sleep

Case Number: 2022-00772

Dominic Green was a contract worker for the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, helping the city government track COVID-19 cases.

The 28-year-old man died in his L.A. home and was not found until five days after his death when a friend checked his apartment.

Green worked for Healthcare Staffing Professionals, a company that has provided Los Angeles County with nearly 1,000 workers since the pandemic began, with 80% working from home.

“Good afternoon everyone, my shift has ended,” emailed Green one afternoon last winter as his shift ended at 4:30 p.m.

Green had never met any of his colleagues because his work was remote, and one supervisor told his father ‘We really don’t know people by anything except the work that they do.’

Five days later, his parents, Joseph and Jeannine, checked his cellphone plan and realized he had not used it.

They asked a family friend in the area to visit him. His body was found in his bed, already decomposing.

Later it would be revealed that Green died from cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that can sometimes result in sudden death, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death: Cardiomyopathy, Unspecified

RIP DOMINIC GREEN (May 18, 1993 – January 17, 2022)

After receiving a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Green had moved from his parents house in Michigan to Los Angeles for his new job in epidemiology, where he found an apartment in Koreatown.