(L.A.) Diego Peña Gonzalez, 16, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-06504

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 16-year-old Latino male that occurred on railroad tracks in the City of Baldwin Park on Friday.

The coroner’s office has identified the teenager as Diego Pena Gonzalez.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Traumatic Injuries

RIP DIEGO PEÑA GONZALEZ (December 28, 2006 – June 2, 2023)

At approximately 4:40 p.m. on Friday, Baldwin Park PD officers and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at the intersection of Downing Avenue and Pacific Avenue in response to 9-1-1 calls about a male walking on the Metrolink railroad tracks.

The officers found a person on the train tracks with severe wounds. He was formally pronounced deceased by FD paramedics at 4:45 p.m.

On a GoFundMe Page, family members said he had experienced profound depression and bullying as a result of his autism.

GoFundMe: gofundme.com/f/funeral-for-diego-pena