(L.A.) Jose Cortez, 48, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2023-11031

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 48-year-old Latino male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Jose Cortez.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Traumatic Injuries

Other Significant Condition: Effects of Methamphetamine

RIP JOSE CORTEZ (October 14, 1974 – August 20, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 6:12 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was released on November 3, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the meth.