(L.A.) Joseph Marcoe, 62, Died in Recuperative Care

Case Number: 2024-03619

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 62-year-old Black male while in a recuperative-care facility.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Joseph Marcoe.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death: Decompensated Diabetes Mellitus

RIP JOSEPH MARCOE (June 26, 1961 – February 29, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on March 28.

The place of death was given as “nursing home” on March 1. This was later changed to “homeless recuperative-care facility.”

Recuperative care is a program that offers healthcare providers a safe place to discharge homeless patients when they no longer require hospitalization but still need to heal from an illness or injury.

Recuperative care is supposed to address the gap in healthcare for the homeless who are going back and forth between hospitals and the streets.