(L.A.) Jose Zepeda, 63, Died on a Sidewalk

Case Number: 2023-00265

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 63-year-old male of Latin American ethnicity that occurred on a sidewalk.

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

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Hypertensive Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Other Significant Conditions: Effects of Cocaine, History of Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Tobacco Use

RIP JOSE ZEPEDA (January 25, 1959 – January 6, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 9:08 p.m.

If it weren’t for the cocaine, this death would have been ruled a natural death.

Drug deaths are frequently classified as accidents under the assumption that the users didn’t intend to kill themselves.