(L.A.) Joe Montoya, 61, Died in January

Case Number: 2024-01147

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 61-year-old Latino male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Joe Montoya.

STATUS: The decedent’s body is ready to be 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 seven months.

RIP JOE MONTOYA (June 17, 1962 – January 18, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 11:05 a.m.

The government investigator noted that the decedent had a history of hypertension, alcohol and cigarette use, hepatitis C, and obesity.