(L.A.) Gene Franco, 28, Died in a Park

Case Number: 2023-09081

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 28-year-old Latino male that occurred in a park.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Gene Franco.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Effects of Fentanyl and Ethanol

RIP GENE FRANCO (October 19, 1994 – July 18, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 8:52 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on August 29, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive.