(L.A.) Kevin Morikawa, 44, Died in the Mountains

Case Number: 2024-03988

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 44-year-old male that occurred in the mountains.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Kevin Morikawa and listed his race/ethnicity as White/Caucasian.

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

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death A: Sepsis

Cause of Death B: Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Left Lower Extremity

Other Significant Condition: Hypertension

RIP KEVIN CRAIG MORIKAWA (December 16, 1979 – March 6, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Wednesday at 11:50 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on April 17. It seems the flesh of his lower left leg was rotting from a bacterial infection, which led to septic shock.

The decedent’s surname is Japanese. He was possibly hapa.