(L.A.) Jose Mejia Argueta, 40, Died From Blunt Force

Case Number: 2023-00392

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 40-year-old male of Latin American ethnicity that occurred in a riverbed.

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

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma of the Head

RIP JOSE MEJIA ARGUETA (November 28, 1982 – January 10, 2023)

The decedent was found near the San Gabriel Riverbed after Azusa Police responded around 10 a.m. His body was discovered by a passerby on the opposite side of a chain link fence along Encanto Parkway and Hacienda Drive.

The riverbed has become the living space to a number of homeless people. It has not been disclosed whether the decedent was a transient.