(L.A.) Diego De Brouwer, 21, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-08940

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 21-year-old male that occurred in the ocean.

The coroner’s office has identified the young man as Diego De Brouwer and listed his race/ethnicity as Latino.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Drowning

Other Significant Condition: Blunt Trauma

RIP DIEGO DE BROUWER (August 6, 2001 – July 17, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 9:16 a.m.

The medical examiner initially posted the decedent’s surname as one word — DeBrouwer.

We have no idea who exactly drove him to commit suicide because as a rule we do not request case details. Now, however, we’ve been given reason to look into it and do a full write-up.

For anyone interested, a detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner on this case may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. This includes field notes on the circumstances of the death.


Inquiries about this case may be made by calling the Department of Medical Examiner at (323) 343-0695 during regular business hours.