(L.A.) David Contreras, 61, Died at a Convenience Store

Case Number: 2024-00109

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 61-year-old Latino male that occurred at a convenience store.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as David Contreras.

STATUS: The decedent’s body has been released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

If the DME has ordered toxicological screening, the next public update may take three to five months.

RIP DAVID CONTRERAS (April 3, 1962 – January 2, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

The government investigator noted that the decedent was suffering from morbid obesity and had a medical history that included drug and alcohol abuse, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, and alcoholic gastritis.