(L.A.) Jose Mejia Argueta, 40, Killed in a Riverbed
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.