(L.A.) Javonnta Murphy, 32, Died from a Gunshot

Case Number: 2023-09774

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 32-year-old Black male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Javonnta Murphy. Born in L.A. County. Mother’s maiden name is Brown.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of Head

The decedent’s unclothed body was inside a sealed 55-gallon drum that was found floating in the water at Malibu Lagoon by the Pacific Ocean.

RIP JAVONNTA MARSHANN AMURPHY (January 9, 1991 – July 31, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 10:43 a.m.

The deputy medical examiner published the manner and cause of death on August 4.

Approximate discovery location: 23200 block of Pacific Coast Highway

The decedent was the local rapper Sirtanky / Sir Tanky.