(L.A.) Joshua Aubrey, 39, Died in Custody

Case Number: 2024-00394

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 39-year-old White/Caucasian male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Joshua Aubrey.

Born in L.A. County. Mother’s maiden name is Shultz.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Toxicity

Other Significant Condition: Hypertrophic Heart Disease

RIP JOSHUA ALLEN AUBREY (March 18, 1984 – January 6, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 3:03 p.m.

This appears to have been an in-custody death, the first of the year for the sheriffs department. The decedent had been charged with kidnapping and robbery, inter alia. He expired in the emergency department of L.A. General Medical Center / LAGMC.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on March 20, presumably after the results of tox screening had come back positive for the drugs.

This is considered an accidental overdose.